April 25 is World Malaria Day Malaria is a vector-borne disease that is quite common during monsoons. As stagnant water provides a breeding space for mosquitoes and thus increase your risk of getting infected with the Plasmodium parasite. There has been a significant increase in the number of people suffering from malaria every year due to lack of proper awareness. So to help you out we provide you top 10 facts about malaria you should be aware of. Here's how to avoid monsoon-related diseases. Fact #1 Malaria is transmitted when a mosquito infected with the Plasmodium parasite bites a person.