Have you spent your holidays in a tropical or sub-tropical region and contracted an illness while on holiday in the form of malaria?
This parasite is extremely common, caused by parasitic protozoans and is one of the most well-known that can be treated successfully. More often than not, malaria is contracted through a mosquito bite and there are more outbreaks of this holiday illness than any other parasite worldwide.
Once an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites become released and multiply quickly in the liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells.
At all times, your tour operator should be there to prevent sickness on holiday and to put in place any actions which could prevent the spread of a parasitic infection.