Risk is present in the country; areas of risk are specified:
Low risk is present in rural areas of Belize, particularly in the southern districts of Stan Creek and Toledo. Persons travelling throughout the country, visiting resorts and the islands, should take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures.
Note: Belize district (including Belize City) and the islands are risk free.
Malaria risk is present below the altitude of : 400 meters
High risk months for Malaria are: January to December
Malaria transmission vector(s): A.albimanus, A.darlingi
Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 0%
Of the five species of human malaria parasites, Plasmodium falciparum is the most dangerous. The remaining percentage represents malaria infections that may be caused by one or more of the following parasites: Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium knowlesi.
Suppressive medication is not recommended.
Travellers going to risk areas should follow meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn during the malaria season. Download IAMAT's whitepaper How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria for details.