Malaria

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General Principles

  • Malaria is endemic to most of the tropical and subtropical world, with 229 million infections and 409,000 deaths in 2019. It is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. Five species cause human disease: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium knowlesi.
  • Travel advice and chemoprophylaxis regimens can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/.

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General Principles

  • Malaria is endemic to most of the tropical and subtropical world, with 229 million infections and 409,000 deaths in 2019. It is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. Five species cause human disease: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium knowlesi.
  • Travel advice and chemoprophylaxis regimens can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/.

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