Reasons for rise in Zanzibar’s malaria cases

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.