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United States Malaria Cases Reach 40-Year High

The New York Times reports that the number of cases of malaria in the United States has reached a 40-year high. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most these cases were contracted overseas and that 70% of cases occurred in people who had visited Africa. They also report that only 5 cases seem to have been contracted in the United States. “One was a lab accident, another was from a blood transfusion, two were in babies born to mothers who had traveled and one occurred in winter in a patient whose travel history might not have been fully disclosed.”

Read it in The New York Times.

Read the CDC report.