Fevers of all kinds contracted in malarious countries were very prevalent.
malarious: causing the air to be bad, and so giving rise to fevers; unhealthy.
The climate is marked by great humidity, and malarious diseases are common in the low grounds; otherwise it is not unhealthy.
The ground was malarious, and many soldiers died of disease.
One would think we had been brought up in a fever country; yet in England the most malarious districts are in the bedchambers.
The wind swept harder and damper over the malarious lowland.
During this period I lost my friend Latouche, who died of a malarious fever during a tour in the Levant.
Any one coming into this malarious sort of air might soon have a fever.'
Our little Gracie became ill with a terribly fatal disease, so common in malarious districts—enlarged spleen.
Then the scene again changed, and they were in a slimy, malarious swamp.
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.