IAMAT |International Association of Medical Assistance to Travellers| IAMAT |International Association of Medical Assistance to Travellers|



China General Health Risks:

Malaria is transmitted by the night-time - dusk to dawn - biting female Anopheles mosquito.

Malaria - Overview How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria World Malaria Risk Chart

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 Guide

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. 

Travel Health Journal