The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to areas with ongoing malaria transmission. This report summarizes cases in persons with onset of illness in 2005 and summarizes trends during previous years. Created: 6/8/2007 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/20/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Malaria: Prevention is the Best Defense
Malaria Surveillance—United States, 2005
July 20, 2007
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Malaria is a serious, sometimes deadly disease. And while rare in the United
cases are reported each year. If you’re traveling to a country where
malaria is common,
you should take steps to prevent infection. The CDC offers the latest information
medicines that prevent malaria, as well as other safety measures to protect
CDC publishes The Yellow Book, a resource with health information specifically
travelers. You can find it at www.cdc.gov/travel. To find out if your destination
at risk for malaria, call 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit the CDC travel web site.
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