Malaria cases are increasing rapidly in Venezuela

So far this year, there have been more than 2,500 cases of malaria reported by 9 states. In just the first week of March, there were 2,210 cases.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Malaria.