Two Cases Of Imported Malaria Identified In Jamaica
The Ministry of Health has identified two cases of Malaria in the island since the beginning of 2017.
Both cases of the infection were imported from malaria affected countries.
In 2016, three cases of imported malaria were confirmed in two persons.
The Ministry advises that Jamaicans to take caution when travelling to areas affected by Malaria and to contact a doctor if symptoms develop.
The malaria parasite is transmitted to humans by the infected bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, sweats, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.
January 10th, 2017