CDC Issues Health Advisory on Locally Acquired Malaria Cases Identified in the United States

CDC is collaborating with two U.S. state health departments in ongoing investigations of locally acquired mosquito-transmitted Plasmodium vivax malaria cases. On June 26, CDC issued a health advisory to share information and notify clinicians, public health authorities, and the public about the:

  1. Identification of locally acquired malaria in Florida and Texas within the last two 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 U.S.