Global & Disaster Medicine

PAHO: Epidemiological Update: Malaria in the Americas

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization. Epidemiological Update:
Malaria in the Americas. 18 November 2019, Washington, D.C.: PAHO/WHO; 2019

Between 2005 and 2014, there was an overall decreasing trend in the number of cases of malaria in the Region of the Americas; however, since 2015, there has been an increase in the number of malaria cases reported in the Region. This overall increase is due to the increase in cases over the last three years in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela along with increased transmission in endemic areas of countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Nicaragua, and Panama, as well as outbreaks in countries that were moving towards elimination (Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador)…..”

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