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16 October 2014
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Malaria is spread by the female mosquito. This mosquito carries a tiny parasite. When a person is bitten by the mosquito a parasite enters their bloodstream. After a few days the infected person will become very ill and fevered. Malaria affects around 300 million people - most of them in developing countries. One million people die from the disease every year.17 In five years that would amount to the population of Scotland!

In this landscape there are five elements that can cause the distribution of malaria. Click on them to find out more.
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