Should I be worried about malaria?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you live in the United States and have never visited a country where malaria is present, the answer is most likely "no." There are only about 1,500 cases of malaria reported in the United States each year, and the disease has been virtually eradicated from most industrialized nations. However, malaria remains endemic in subtropical and tropical countries, particularly among the poorer regions. If you live in or have visited an area where malaria is common and have flu-like symptoms, contact a medical professional immediately.

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