Mosquito-Borne Malaria Linked To Severe Brain Swelling

March 20, 2015 3:59 AM

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New findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that cerebral malaria deaths or the most lethal type of the mosquito-borne disease are due to brain swelling.

This type of malaria involves the brain and oftentimes result in a coma and even death. In fact, close to 15 and 25 percent of African children who contracted this type of malaria die of the health issue. For those who do survive, many will deal with learning disabilities such as blindness or the in...

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