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Health Alert


Malaria in Egypt

Updated June 27, 2014

Released: June 26, 2014

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received information that 19 locally transmitted1 malaria cases have been reported in one village in Aswan Governorate in Egypt. The Aswan governorate is along the southern part of the Nile River (see map). These are the first malaria cases seen in Egypt since 1998. For more information see the Malaria Outbreak in Egypt article on the CDC Malaria website.

CDC recommends that travelers to Aswan Governorate in Egypt protect themselves from mosquito bites. Prescription medicine to prevent malaria is not recommended for travelers to Aswan Governate in Egypt at this time.