Travellers with higher malaria risk

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

 The following travellers have a higher risk of contracting malaria:

  • Travellers who spend a lot of time outdoors in the evening and at night, for example during a hike.
  • Travellers staying in rural non-touristic regions.

Following travellers are at a higher risk of serious malaria complications:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children younger than 12 years
  • People older than 70 years
  • People with an immune disorder, such as a condition affecting the spleen
  • People in poor general health
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