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Malaria in Cuba

13 Jan 2017

On the 10 January 2017 the media reportedLink that approximately a dozen people have been admitted to the Gustavo Aldereguía Lima hospital in Cienfuegos following malaria diagnosis.

The report asserts that malaria has been detected in Rodas, a municipality in southern central Cuba and alleges that vector (mosquito) control activities are underway.

Advice for Travellers

All travellers should practice strict mosquito bite avoidance, at all times.