Unexpected cases of malaria in Goiás, Brazil

For the first time in many years, 3 cases of malaria have been diagnosed in the city of Goiânia. An investigation is underway to determine if the infections were acquired from local mosquitoes. Until the situation is clarified, travellers should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites when visiting this city.

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