Small malaria outbreak near municipality of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Seven cases of malaria due to the less severe strain called P. vivax have been diagnosed in the village of Areinha near the municipality of Diamantina.

Advice

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.