Read about the symptoms and protection against Malaria

​Malaria is the world’s most prevalent parasitic disease, accounting for an estimated 216 million cases with 655,000 deaths annually. Many people acquire malaria during travel to tropical and subtropical countries. Malaria occurs in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Mexico, Haiti, Central and South America, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.​​

​The risk of acquiring malaria for travellers depends mainly on:

  • specific risk behaviour (eg. rural travel, night-time exposure, unscreened accommodation)
  • travel to areas with drug-resistant malaria
  • time of travel (high or low transmission season)​

Young children, pregnant women, immunosuppressed and elderly travellers are particularly at risk of severe malaria.

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