Risk is absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas:
Limited risk is present throughout the year in the southwestern part of Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar | Burma: Dehong Dai and Jingpo, Baoshan, Lincang, Pu'er and Xishuangbanna Prefectures.
Limited risk is also present in the southeastern part of Tibet in the county of Medog (Motuo) along the lower Yarlung Tsangpo (Zangbo) river and canyon.
Main vectors: A. minimus, A. sinensi
Hong Kong is risk free.
Macau is risk free.
Malaria risk is present below the altitude of : 1500 meters
High risk months for Malaria are: January to December
Malaria transmission vector(s): A.minimus, A.sinensis
Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 11%
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.
Areas with drug resistant Malaria: Multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria is present in Yunnan province and the southeastern tip of Tibet.
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.