Malaria outbreak in Kakamega County, Kenya

A recent outbreak of malaria in Kakamega County has resulted in the deaths of 12 children, mostly between the ages of 5 months and 5 years. At least 100 people, mostly children, are hospitalized.

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Advice For Travellers

Any traveller 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.