A Short History of Malaria

We have inherited the word malaria from the Latin words malus aria through the contracted Italian mala aria which means “bad or evil air” because it was originally thought that this disease was caused by breathing the bad air that came from the swamps. It was also called “swamp fever”, and it is one of the most ancient infections known to man.

The information which was on this page has been moved to this new Malaria location.