Yes . Malaria is a parasite which is spread by mosquito bites. Malaria is a serious illness and can be fatal. Death from malaria is especially commom in young children and pregnant women -- so prevention is very important. Travelers are like babies, they have no prior immunity to malaria. Learn to protect yourself from mosquito bites and take medication to prevent infection: cdc.Gov/malaria.
It can be. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an African child dies from malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w/ AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria. See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/
Not always/Rarely. Malaria is not always fatal.Most cases of malaria are cured with drugs without leaving any sequel.But it can be fatal in some rare cases and many people who live in the countries where malaria is endemic succumb to it.But majority of cases infected with mild variety of Malaria,ie Vivax&Malariae get better,It is third variety called Falcoparum which causes complications and can be fatal.