In malarial zones, by contrast, the life expectancy at birth was only 22.5 years.
People born into malarial regions have a fierce Darwinian pressure placed upon them—the disease affects everyone in the area.
The climate was excessively damp, and we were never free from malarial fever.
Typhoid and malarial cases, sent in from the lines, were also here in abundance.
Owing to the prevalence of malarial fever, and the intense heat of the plains, two capitals are maintained.
But how was the malarial parasite to pass from one human being to another?
In early life he was sickly and weakly, never having fully recovered from a malarial fever contracted in the Mexican war.
The castle is malarial, rickety, like many of Maeterlinck's buildings.
Italian physicians recommend it highly in malarial diseases.
Whether they were malarial or not I cannot say, but certainly they were unfragrant to a degree.
1740, from Italian mal'aria, from mala aria, literally "bad air," from mala "bad" (fem. of malo, from Latin malus; see mal-) + aria "air" (see air (n.1)). Probably first used by Italian physician Francisco Torti (1658-1741). The disease, now known to be mosquito-borne, once was thought to be caused by foul air in marshy districts. Replaced native ague.
malaria ma·lar·i·a (mə-lâr'ē-ə)
An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called jungle fever, paludism, swamp fever.
An infectious disease of tropical areas caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito. Malaria is characterized by recurrent episodes of chills, fever, sweating, and anemia and is endemic in Africa, Central America, and much of Southern Asia and northern South America.