Big increase in malaria in Haut-Uélé District, Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the past 7 weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people infected with malaria in Haut-Uélé district. Approximately 1,600 children were hospitalized.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to any region where malaria transmission is occurring can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Anti-malaria medication is recommended.