Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. In 2016 an estimated 216 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 445,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region. About 1,700 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. The vast majority of cases in the United States are in travelers and immigrants returning from countries where malaria transmission occurs, many from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
FAQs, Malaria the Disease, Where Malaria Occurs, Transmission
Guidelines for Clinicians, Treatment with Artesunate, Drug Resistance Testing and more
Leadership, Mission, Activities...
Prevention, Malaria Information by Country, and more
Guidelines for Clinicians, Microscopy, Rapid Diagnostic Tests and more
Choosing a drug to prevent malaria and reducing malaria’s impact.
Education & Training, Fact Sheets, Brochures, Posters, MMWR, Kid Stuff
CDC’s History with Malaria, Research, Domestic and Global Activities
The U.S. government’s goal under the PMI Strategy 2015-2020Cdc-pdfExternal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.