Malaria returns to Aswan Governate, Egypt

With 2 more cases of malaria being reported in Edfu in Aswan governorate, the total number of cases since May has risen to 17. These cases may represent a new malaria zone in southern Egypt. The World Health Organization has not issued any recommendations for anti-malaria medication for this area. The risk to travellers may be low, but travellers should still take every precaution to avoid mosquito bites.

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