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Although the cause of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun’s death is unclear, recent findings show that he had malaria when he died at 19. Malaria is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause death. Scientists in Egypt recently extracted DNA from the mummy, which tested positive for malaria and other disorders. Other researchers accept that the young king had malaria but believe he died from a chariot fall.