How many countries have malaria?

QUESTIONHow many countries are malaria infected?ANSWERAs of 2010, there were 108 countries which were listed as having endemic malaria—that is, malaria which was transmitted within the country. This includes 43 countries in Africa, 10 countries in south-east Asia, 13 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean (which includes most of Central Asia and parts of North and East … [Read more...]

Malaria Prophylaxis in Pakistan

QUESTIONDo I need antimalarials if i am returning to my home country in pakistan after two years?ANSWERThat depends on where you will be going in Pakistan and how long you are planning on staying. Malaria is a risk at all areas under 2,500m of altitude. However, antimalarials are not recommended to be taken on a long-term basis, so if you are relocating home permanently and will be in … [Read more...]