Brazil malaria map
Malaria Brazil map. Brazil malaria map (South America - Americas) to print. Brazil malaria map (South America - Americas) to download. Brazil recorded a 76.8 % decrease in malaria incidence between 2000 and 2014, and now contributes 42 % of all malaria cases reported in the Americas as its shown in Brazil malaria map. Transmission remains entrenched in the Amazon Basin, which accounts for 99.5 % of the country malaria burden. Malaria control in Brazil started effectively at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Almost all malaria in Brazil occurs in the Amazon Basin, although the mosquito vector is present in much of the country. Plasmodium vivax is the main malaria species, although approximately 12% of cases are caused by P. falciparum as its mentioned in Brazil malaria map. Prophylactic treatment with antimalarial medication is recommended for travelers going to malaria-endemic areas.
Brazil currently contributes 42 % of all malaria cases reported in the Latin America and the Caribbean as you can see in Brazil malaria map, a region where major progress towards malaria elimination has been achieved in recent years. In 2014, malaria burden in Brazil (143,910 microscopically confirmed cases and 41 malaria-related deaths) has reached its lowest levels in 35 years, Plasmodium falciparum is highly focal, and the geographic boundary of transmission has considerably shrunk. Transmission in Brazil remains entrenched in the Amazon Basin, which accounts for 99.5 % of the country malaria burden.