Outbreak of severe form of malaria in Kozhikode District, Kerala, India

Malaria control measures have been intensified in Kozhikode District, Kerala, after 5 cases of the severe form of malaria called falciparum malaria were reported.

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Advice For Travellers

Although Kerala is generally considered to be a lower risk area for malaria, 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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