Serious malaria problem in Kalahandi district, India

Of the 42,000 people tested for malaria in Kalahandi district, more than 7,000 people (1 of every 6 people) have been diagnosed with this infection. The vast majority of the cases were infected with the severe form of malaria called P. falciparum.

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Advice For Travellers

Malaria is a high risk in India. Although the risk may vary from place to place and from time to time, 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.