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CDC: Southern U.S. border sees 143% jump in imported Malaria

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024

Imported malaria cases in three southern border jurisdictions more than doubled in 2023 from the year prior, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “During January-December 2023, a total of 68 imported malaria cases were identified from reportable disease surveillance systems in Pima, Arizona (18), San Diego, California (27), and El Paso, Texas (23),” the CDC said in a May 9 report. This is 143% higher than the 28 cases in 2022 when there were three in Pima, 12 in San Diego, and 13 in El Paso....

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