US Malaria Cases Reach 40-Year High

CDC reports nearly 2K cases, most originating in Africa

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Nov 2, 2013 1:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Malaria cases have reached a 40-year high in the United States, according to new data released by the CDC. The latest information is from 2011 and shows that more 1,900 Americans contracted the mosquito-borne illness that year, up 14%. Five died from the illness. About 70% of all the reported malaria cases in 2011 were from people who had recently traveled to Africa. Newsy reports:

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