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Malaria in Pakistan

20 Oct 2022

World Health Organization have reported an increase in malaria cases in Pakistan.  From January through to August 2022, more than 3.4 million suspected cases of malaria were reported in Pakistan compared with 2.6 million suspected cases reported in 2021. The recent flood crisis that began in mid-June has resulted in a surge in cases in Balochistan and Sindh provinces. 

Advice for Travellers

Malaria is a potentially serious infection that is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites.

If you are travelling to Pakistan, you should:

Also, if you are visiting areas in Pakistan usually at high risk for malaria or areas affected by the recent flooding:

If you develop a high temperature (fever) during your trip, or if you have recently returned from a country where malaria is a risk, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and tell the doctor about your recent travel history.

See the fitfortravel malaria section for further information.

For further information on other potential health risks associated with the flooding in Pakistan, please see the news item posted on 2 September 2022.