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Diseases: Malaria: Prevention, Pregnant Women, Public Info

Author(s)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
AbstractMalaria is a serious illness transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Pregnant women traveling to Central and South America, the island of Hispaniola (includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Africa, Asia (including the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East), Eastern Europe, and the South Pacific may be at risk for this potentially deadly disease.

All travelers to areas with malaria transmission, including pregnant women, should protect themselves from malaria by taking an antimalarial drug and by preventing mosquito bites. Despite the risk, most travelers can avoid becoming ill with malaria by taking these precautions.

Caution: Travel to a Malaria Risk-area During Pregnancy is NOT Recommended

Please note that this guidance is produced in the US and practice in the UK may differ.
Date of publishing02/01/2001
Date of last revision by publisher01/26/2007
Date of last review by us03/10/2008
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