Forwarded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Forwarded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
CDC Health Advisory:
Locally Acquired Malaria Cases Identified in the United States
June 26, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory today to share information and notify clinicians, public health authorities, and the public about—
  1. Identification of locally acquired malaria cases (P. vivax) in two U.S. states (Florida [4] and Texas [1]) within the last 2 months,
  2. Concern for a potential rise in imported malaria cases associated with increased international travel in summer 2023, and
  3. Need to plan for rapid access to IV artesunate, which is the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States.
Providers should report suspected or confirmed malaria cases to Public Health within one working day:
Los Angeles County DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control:
Long Beach Health and Human Services:
Pasadena Public Health Department:
  • Complete a Pasadena CMR and send by fax to 626-744-6115, or
  • Call 626-744-6089 weekdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm
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