According to the region’s malaria evaluation officer, the spike in Zanzibar‘s malaria cases may in part be due to recent rains and residents’ incorrect use of mosquito nets - almost 9,000 cases have been detected this year. Overall the country has made significant inroads in tackling malaria, posting a 50 percent fall in cases between 2016 and 2018. Read more
Advice for travellers
Many countries in Africa present a significant malaria risk. Travellers should discuss their itinerary and preventative measures, including medication, during a pre-travel medical consultation. Read more about 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.