Malaria increase in Sindh Province, Pakistan

There are reports that large numbers of children with malaria are being referred to the Pediatrics Department of the Civil Hospital in Karachi. The heavy rains of the past few months have increased the mosquito population and the likelihood of exposure to malaria in Sindh Province.

Travellers to this region should be aware of the risk of exposure to malaria and take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.

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