Explained: Malaria Infection And The Fetal Risks It Can Cause During Pregnancy

Malaria is a disease that is transmitted through an infected mosquito that carries the Plasmodium parasite. When this infected mosquito bites a pregnant woman, the parasite travels to the liver where it matures. After several days, the mature parasites enter the bloodstream and infect the red blood cells which multiply causing the infected cells to burst open.