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      Travellers with higher malaria risk

      Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski

       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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