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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
1600 Clifton Road
MS A-06
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027


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Telephone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
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Physicians’ Hotlines for Parasitic Disease Cases (not including Malaria)

Parasitic Diseases Hotline (M–F; 8:00am – 4:00pm EST):     404-718-4745

Emergency, after-hours hotline:     770-488-7100

Hotlines for Malaria

Malaria Hotline (M–F; 9:00am – 5:00pm EST):     770-488-7788 or 855-856-4713 (Toll free) or

Emergency, after-hours hotline:     770-488-7100

Health care providers needing assistance with diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria should call one of the CDC Malaria Hotlines. Guidance for diagnosis and treatment of malaria is also available at CDC’s Malaria Diagnosis & Treatment website.




Page last reviewed: January 22, 2019