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Malaria Risk Travel Information

What is the risk of malaria in Australia?

There is no risk of Malaria in Australia.  If cases of malaria are reported it has usually been acquired abroad and not acquired locally.

You can breathe a sigh of relief that you don't have malaria to contend with, but have you thought about Dengue Fever or Japanese B Encephalitis? Probably not, but these diseases occur frequently, often in localised outbreaks in tropical areas of Australia like Cairns.

Learn more about avoiding insect bites, and stock up on tropical-strength insect repellents before you go!



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