Deaths due to malaria in travellers in USA

Two friends from South Africa who were travelling by motorcycle in the USA were discovered dead in their hotel rooms in Springfield, Missouri. The cause of death was cerebral (brain) malaria that they acquired outside the USA.

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Advice For Travellers

Sitata has posted this alert to remind travellers that malaria is a serious disease that can infect travellers. It is also preventable by following malaria precautions, including taking anti-malaria medication, while in a malaria area.

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