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Does malaria occur throughout the whole of africa?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree
In brief: Primarily
Subsaharan africa.

In brief: Primarily
Subsaharan africa.
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Elaine Peterson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
According to the center of disease control and prevention (cdc), malaria is not common in all countries in africa.
Malaria is present in the majority of countries that make up the portion considered sub-saharan, but there are a couple countries like south africa where it is typically not found. The CDC has a nice world MAP showing the distribution of malaria: http://cdc-malaria.Ncsa.Uiuc.Edu/.

In brief: No
According to the center of disease control and prevention (cdc), malaria is not common in all countries in africa.
Malaria is present in the majority of countries that make up the portion considered sub-saharan, but there are a couple countries like south africa where it is typically not found. The CDC has a nice world MAP showing the distribution of malaria: http://cdc-malaria.Ncsa.Uiuc.Edu/.
Elaine Peterson
Elaine Peterson
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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Agree overall, but malaria is found in the northern-most province of South Africa, called the Limpopo, and in the eastern part of the country in the region bordering Mozambique which is known as the lowveld and which is centred around the city of Barberton. This is particularly important for visitors to South Africa who intend to visit the game reserves there, such as the Kruger National Park.
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