Malaria outbreak in Zambezi, Namibia, subsides

An outbreak of malaria in the Zambezi region (also known as Caprivi region) appears to be subsiding after almost 2,000 cases were recorded over the past 3 months.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the number of new cases has decreased substantially, there is still an on-going risk of exposure for travellers. All 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.