Small outbreak of malaria in Sonsonate, El Salvador

A small outbreak of malaria involving 4 patients from Acajutla, Sonsonate, has concerned local officials since no cases of malaria have been reported from this area for several years.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to malaria in this area is relatively small. However, travellers should still follow all precautions to avoid mosquito bites. The World Health Organization does not recommend taking anti-malaria medications for this affected area.

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