Major increase in malaria in Bandarban district, Bangladesh

The number of people infected with malaria has almost quadrupled in June in Thanchi, a remote hilly sub-district in Bandarban district.

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Advice For Travellers

The area along the border with Myanmar is a high risk area for malaria. 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.

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