Commonwealth Games: Athlete with malaria remains in serious condition

The athletes' village.
The athletes' village. Photo credit: Newshub.

The condition of an athlete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games hospitalised with malaria is still listed as serious.

The unnamed athlete was admitted to hospital Friday evening with the mosquito borne illness.

Australia is listed as being free of malaria and it is assumed the athlete was infected before arrival.

Malaria is spread via mosquitos, and not otherwise contagious.