Prevention and Control

Prevention for U.S. Travelers

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type
of mosquito which feeds on humans. Travelers should take precaution when traveling to areas where malaria
transmission occurs.

For information for travelers who reside in the United States

For information on choosing a drug to prevent Malaria



Control Worldwide

The goal of most current National Malaria Control Programs and most malaria activities is to reduce the number
of malaria-related cases and deaths. To reduce malaria transmission to a level where it is no longer a public
health problem is the goal of what is called malaria “control.”

How Can Malaria’s Cases and Deaths be Reduced?


Page last reviewed: May 10, 2018