Malaria risk in Chocó, Colombia

Four children are among the 15 people who have died from malaria in the department of Chocó this year. A total of 19,000 infected people have been diagnosed with malaria in 17 municipalities. The deaths of the children are blamed on a lack of anti-malaria medications. Brazil and the World Health Organization have donated new supplies of medication.

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Advice For Travellers

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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