malaria

Definition of malaria

ma`la´ri`a
n.1.Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers; miasma.
2.(Med.) A human disease caused by infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, giving rise to fever and chills and many other symptoms, characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals. The protozoal infection is usually transmitted from another infected individual by the bite of an Anopheles mosquito.

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African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, afterdamp, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackdamp, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, breath, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever, cerebral rheumatism, chicken pox, chokedamp, cholera, cloud, coal gas, cowpox, damp, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, dumdum fever, dysentery, effluvium, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, exhalation, exhaust, exhaust gas, famine fever, fetid air, firedamp, five-day fever, flatus, flu, fluid, frambesia, fume, glandular fever, grippe, hansenosis, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, madness, malarial fever, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, mephitis, miasma, milzbrand, mumps, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, psittacosis, puff of smoke, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, reek, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, septic sore throat, shingles, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, smoke, smudge, snail fever, splenic fever, spotted fever, steam, strep throat, swamp fever, tetanus, thrush, tinea, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, vapor, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, volatile, water vapor, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster
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