Malaria cases have doubled this year following the devastating earthquakes, as shortages in mosquito nets cause more people living in shelters and tents to go without adequate protection. A health emergency has been declared as the number of people infected with malaria reached 137. Read more
Advice for travellers
Travelvax recommends that travellers visiting this region discuss their itinerary and preventative medication with their healthcare provider. For advice, call Travelvax on 1300 360 164. More on malaria.
Before you travel, call Travelvax Australia’s telephone advisory service on 1300 360 164 (toll-free from landlines) for country-specific advice and information. You can also make an appointment at your nearest Travelvax clinic to obtain vaccinations, medication to prevent or treat illness, and accessories for your journey.