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May 1, 2008
Malaria Reported in Bahamas

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received a report of a confirmed case of malaria in a person who traveled to Great Exuma, Bahamas, in March. The person had not recently traveled to any other country. Great Exuma had two recent prior outbreaks of chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum malaria occurring in travelers, one in May 2006 and another in August 2007. There is currently no known risk of malaria on the other islands of the Bahamas. CDC is recommending that travelers to Great Exuma take chloroquine prophylaxis and use other measures to prevent mosquito bites. See http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentMalariaBahamas07.aspx.

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