Cases of malaria found in state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Six people were diagnosed with malaria (the milder strain called P. vivax) in the municipalities of Diamantina, Couto Magalhães de Minas and Olhos D'Água. Local authorities are on alert with increased surveillance to detect any additional cases.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to any region where malaria transmission is occurring can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Travellers should avoid mosquito bites and anti-malaria medication may be considered.