Malaria cases increase in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Blood testing for malaria in Visakhapatnam has resulted in the identification of 370 cases of the vivax strain of malaria. As a percentage of the number of tests, the number of discovered cases represents an increase over the findings of other recent surveys. Travellers to this region can reduce their risk of exposure to malaria by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Anti-malaria medication is recommended.

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