Increased malaria in Kitchanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 1,500 to 2,000 people infected with malaria are being reported every week in Kitchanga (Masisi in North Kivu province).

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Advice For Travellers

There is a high risk of exposure to malaria throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Travellers to any region of the country can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Anti-malaria medication is recommended.

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