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Iran General Health Risks:
Malaria

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 present in the country; areas of risk are specified:

Risk is present in rural areas of the following southeastern provinces: Hormozgan, the tropical part of Kerman, and the southern part of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Malaria risk is present below the altitude of : 1500 meters

High risk months for Malaria are: March to November

Malaria transmission vector(s): A.culicifacies, A.stephensi, A.superpictus

Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 7%
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 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. 


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