Stock Photo: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA. PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA Malaria is a tropical disease caused by a parasite, a Haematospronia protozoa that lives in the red cells of animals. Malaria is transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of infected female anopheline mosquitoes. Once inside the body, the parasite attacks the liver and red cells, inducing hemolysis. Symptoms of malaria are high-grade fever, abundant cold sweating, and extreme tiredness. Quinine is administered for prophyla