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Korea - South 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 absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas:

Risk is present in rural areas along the border with North Korea, particularly in Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do provinces.

Note: Travellers to these rural areas on on excursions only to the DMZ (de-militarized zone) should take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn.

High risk months for Malaria are: March to December

Malaria transmission vector(s): A.sinensis

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 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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