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8 people have acquired malaria in the US. They’re the first in 20 years.

Posted on AllSides July 20th, 2023
From The Left
Healthcare, Malaria

In late May, Sarasota County, Florida, health officials confirmed they had identified a case of locally transmitted malaria. In mid-June, they confirmed the second. On June 26, after an additional two cases were confirmed, Florida health officials issued a statewide mosquito-borne illness advisory. So far in July, three more cases have been confirmed.

Meanwhile, Texas has reported one case of local malaria transmission: On June 23, its state health department announced the case was detected in Cameron County.

That’s a total of eight cases so far this summer. This is all highly unusual: Until now, the US hadn’t documented...

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