Colorized electron micrograph of red blood cell infected with malaria parasites (blue). The small bumps on the infected cell show how the parasite remodels its host cell. Uninfected cells (red) have smoother surfaces.
Malaria parasites infect two blood cells. a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness.Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die.