Two malaria cases after a trip to Punta Cana


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15 January, 2015

Two Quebec travelers have developed severe malaria in December 2014 after returning from a brief stay in a resort of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The two travelers have developed symptoms shortly after their return and had to be hospitalized, although their evolution has been favorable.

It is important to consult before a trip to Punta Cana, to discuss methods of prevention against mosquito bites and the possibility of taking a preventive medication against malaria.