If initial symptoms are not recognised and treated within 24 hours, malaria can progress to severe illness and, often, death.
**On average, a child in Uganda has four malaria episodes a year, and any of them could be fatal. Globally in 2016, malaria took the life of a child every 2 minutes. This is tragic for a curable disease.
Australia is free of endemic malaria, but Australians can be infected when travelling to tropical regions in Asia, Africa, and Central or South America.