US Malaria Cases Reach 40-Year High
CDC reports nearly 2K cases, most originating in Africa
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Posted Nov 2, 2013 1:10 PM CDT
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(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.

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Nov 5, 2013 5:11 AM CST
Mosquitoes are not a problem if you drink sodas like Canada Dry, that contains Quinine that makes mosquitoes keep away of my skin.
Nov 3, 2013 11:22 PM CST
I blame Tony Romo.
Nov 2, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
It might be interesting to track the geography of these cases, especially ones NOT related to Africa travel. I wonder if they're farther north than normal for cases contracted within the states.