Malaria in Maroua in northern Cameroon increases

Reported cases of malaria have increased significantly in the town of Maroua, in the far north. In the last 21 days, hospitals in the area have treated over 10,000 cases and hundreds of deaths have been reported in this area that generally has low levels of this infection. 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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