Prevention against malaria for those coming to Brazil
Before traveling, see the areas of risk of malaria transmission (endemic area) in Brazil.
In Brazil, the transmission is concentrated in the Amazon Region, comprising the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins. The traveler who is going to areas of transmission of malaria should seek guidance before the trip.
If there is a potential risk of acquiring the disease, observe the prevention measures against mosquito bites:
- Use light clothes with long sleeves during activities of high exposure.
- Apply insect repellent on exposed areas of the skin, following the guidelines of the manufacturer.
- In children below the age of two, the use of repellent is not recommended without medical guidance.
- Avoid locations near natural breeding sites of mosquitoes (Banks of rivers and lakes, flooded areas or water collection systems, region of native forest), especially from morning to evening hours, due to these being the periods of the day of greater activity of the vectors of the disease.
- Use protective screens on doors and windows and mosquito nets.
- In closed environments, use air conditioning or fans.
It is imperative that the traveler is aware of the appearance of symptoms of the disease, such as fever, pain in the body and headache. In the event of manifestation of a symptom, look for the nearest health unit. The ideal is to seek assistance as soon as possible, in up to 48 hours after the first symptoms.
Check the list of centers of reference for treatment of malaria disclosed by the Ministry of Health
Paraná counts on a public health network structured to diagnose and treat patients with malaria, in a timely and appropriate manner.
Centers of reference for treatment of malaria in Paraná:
See more information on malaria.
To obtain additional information about the incidence of malaria in the world on the site of the World Health Organization.