Malaria is still a risk in Amazonas State, Brazil

In the first months of this year, there have been more than 7,600 reported cases of malaria (about 80 or more new cases per day) across the state. Cases have been reported even from the state capital, Manaus. Although the current number of cases is less than for the same time period last year, 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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