Malaria imported from western state of Brazil

A rare outbreak of malaria reported in a southern region of Bahia state is believed to have started with the arrival of a traveller from Manaus in Amazonas. Since the first case was detected in Itabela, a total of 53 infections have been confirmed, with further transmission also recorded in Porto Seguro and Itamaraju. Response measures have included testing of the affected communities and distribution of treated bed nets. Eleven species of mosquitoes capable of transmitting malaria are found in Brazil. Read more.

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South America

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