Death due to severe malaria in West Bengal, India

In Howrah, a suburb of Kolkata, a young adolescent has died from severe malaria while two other family members remain critically ill.

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Advice For Travellers

There is a high risk of exposure to malaria in many places in India. 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.