Malaria is spread by bite of the female Anopheles mosquito which bites mainly between sunset and sunrise.1,2 When they bite they inject a parasite that causes malaria.1,2 Even though there is no obvious reaction to a bite it does not mean there has been “no bite”. As people age, they tend to have increasingly delayed reactions to insect bites. Newborn infants (because they have not previously been bitten) do not react at all, 4 to 6-year-olds may take 1-2 hours to react, and adults in their 20s may take a couple of days.3
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