Malaria spreads in Venezuela

States that are reporting people infected with malaria have increased from 9 states to 12 states where more than 73,000 cases have been registered this year. The states of Vargas, Trujillo, Anzoátegui and Barinas are now reporting cases.

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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.