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Categories: Infectious Diseases

Malarial fever is a group of diseases characterized by
intermittent, quotidian (daily), tertian (every other day) or quartan

(every fourth day) fever or remittent fever; there are also several

pernicious types of this disease and chronic malarial condition of the

system with enlargement of the spleen.

Causes. It occurs most frequently in low lands, along sea coasts, and

swamps, particularly in the tropics and warmer portion of the temperate

zone. The exciting cause it what is called the plasmodous malarial, a

parasite developing in the body of all species of anopheles, a common form

of mosquito and transmitted to man, its intermediate host, by the bite of

the infected mosquitoes.