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Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite that infects the blood. Globally, malaria is a major public health problem in tropical regions and results in nearly one million deaths per year, primarily in Africa. In West Virginia, 1–2 travel-associated cases of malaria are reported each year in persons who have visited a country where malaria transmission is common. Anti-malaria medications are available for travelers to take during travel to reduce their risk of malaria infection.

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Vectorborne Disease Summary through July 24, 2015 The most current surveillance data on mosquito and tickborne diseases in WV.
West Virginia Zoonotic Disease Surveillance Summary, 2014 Click at left to view the 2014 surveillance information about mosquito-borne, tickborne, and other reportable zoonotic diseases.

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