Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Malaria Remains a Pronounced Threat to U.S. Service Members in Africa

U.S. Africa Command Home
Travelers to Africa often question why native Africans don't seem to need the same force health protection measures recommended for non-Africans to include dress and not taking anti-Malarial medications. The answer is a bit complex but involves a degree of immunity that occurs for locals and persists only if they remain in their local area. Also, the high number of malaria deaths among children in sub-Saharan Africa means that most adults have survived and built up a level of immunity.

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