Malaria cases increase in Venezuela in 2015

Up until the last 2 weeks of 2015, there were 131,074 reported cases of malaria nationwide. Every year for the last several years, the number of malaria cases has increased. The majority of the cases are found in the most tropical areas in the states of Bolívar (78% all the cases), Amazonas, Delta Amacuro, Monagas, Sucre, Apure, Zulia and Guárico.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure to malaria will vary from place to place, the risk may be high where malaria transmission is most intense, i.e., the state of Bolivar. Any traveller 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.