Many people attract malaria, a life threatening disease, during travel to
tropical and subtropical countries. Malaria occurs in most of sub-Saharan
Africa, southern and southeast Asia, Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic,
Central and South America, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and the Solomon
Islands. Major cities is Asia and South America are nearly malaria free;
cities in Africa, India, and Pakistan are not. There is generally less risk
of malaria at altitudes above 1500 meters.
If Malaria is suspected, medical help must be sought immediately. A blood sample should be taken to check for malaria parasites.