Malaria Risk Factors
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Risk factors that increase your chance of malaria include:
- Living in or traveling to hot, humid climates where
Anophelesmosquitoes are prevalent
- Failing to use DEET-containing insect repellents when outdoors
- Failing to use mosquito netting (especially netting treated with permethrin) while sleeping
- Failing to use medicines to prevent malaria infection
- Geography: Africa, Asia, and Latin America:
- Malaria occurs regularly among tourists who fail to follow recommended precautions.
- The majority of fatal cases of malaria seem to be acquired by tourists visiting game parks and other rural areas in east Africa.
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