A 3 page research paper that describes malaria. The tropics abound with popular tourist destinations and one seldom hears of anyone dying from having taken a vacation in the Bahamas; however, this remains a possibility because of malaria. The following discussion, which first of all, describes malaria, indicates that this scourge, which Westerners inevitably associate with the past, remains a worldwide, deadly disease. The precautions that travelers can take against malaria are also described, before concluding with a description of possible treatments, as well as the hope of an effective vaccine becoming a possibility. Bibliography lists 6 sources.