CDC Health Update on Locally Acquired Malaria

Published: 08/30/2023

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health update to share new information with clinicians, public health authorities, and the public about locally acquired malaria cases identified in the United States.

On August 18, 2023, a single case of locally acquired malaria was reported in Maryland in the National Capital Region. This case was caused by the Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) species and is unrelated to the cases involving local transmission of Pla

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