malaria illness

What is Malaria?

Malaria is an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells.You get it from an infected mosquito.

What happened in the book Little House on the Prairie with Malaria?

Little house on the prairie

In little house on the prairie the Ingalls family all caught the disease from mosquitos. They all thought they caught it from a watermelon growing in the creek bottoms. Their neighbors came and helped them with a doctor named Mr. Tan.