Malaria outbreak in Sudan - new prevention advice
25 Apr 2023
Media quoting the Sudanese Ministry of Health and the United Nations report a continuing malaria outbreak in Sudan. Khartoum and Toker are among the areas reporting increased malaria. Malaria case numbers are expected to continue rising in Sudan and this is likely to be made worse by the current conflict situation.
Advice for Travellers
Malaria is a potentially serious infection that is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites.
If you are travelling to Sudan, you should:
- understand your risk of malaria, given the current increase in cases
- know how to protect yourself against mosquito bites during your trip
- make an appointment with a travel health professional because tablets to prevent malaria are now advised for all travellers to Sudan, including Khartoum.
If you develop a high temperature (fever) during your trip, or if you have recently returned from a country where malaria is a risk, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and tell the doctor about your recent travel history.