Malaria reported in travelers from Dominican Republic

by Wayne Ghesquiere on July 30, 2015

Since late June 2015, there have been 14 confirmed cases of malaria in travelers returning from resorts in Punta Cana.

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What is Malaria? Malaria is a serious disease spread to humans from infected mosquitoes.  Malaria often begins with fever and flu like symptoms.  If left untreated serious forms of malaria can cause kidney failure, seizures and can be fatal.

What can travelers do?

Malaria is preventable with antimalarial drugs.  It is important to seek travel health advise before travelling abroad to ensure you are aware of prevention methods against malaria and other illnesses.  Nova Travel Clinic recommends seeking a travel consultation a minimum of 4-6 weeks before departure.  Our experienced team will ensure you are up to date on recommended immunizations prior to your trip abroad.

Travellers to Punta Cana, including resort travelers, are recommended to seek travel health advise for prevention methods against malaria.

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