Is malaria contagious?
No, malaria isn’t directly contagious from one person to another. It has to be transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, which means that if someone near you has malaria, those mosquitoes that bite him are carrying the disease! So, the best way to avoid getting infected is to make sure neither you nor your brother are bitten by mosquitoes. The best way to prevent biting is by wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers, especially during dusk, dawn and at night, when mosquitoes are most active. Similarly, you should try to sleep under an insecticide-treated bednet. These have been proven to reduce biting from mosquitoes, and therefore the transmission of malaria.