Malaria is spread by just one bite from a mosquito that is carrying the parasite.
If you are travelling abroad and think you might be visiting an area which has malaria, you should consult a doctor before you travel and make sure you read about how best to protect yourself. Need more convincing? Read some real life stories on malaria.
Some of the countries that British people most commonly catch malaria are Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Cameroon but over half of all the countries in the world are affected by malaria.