Malaria epidemic declared in Chocó, Colombia

Health authorities in Chocó have declared a malaria epidemic following the death of 11 children due to malaria. In the municipality of Lloró, 153 people have been diagnosed with malaria.

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Advice For Travellers

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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