Your risk of getting
malaria depends on where you are traveling. The most
accurate information about the risk of malaria in specific countries is
available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
the World Health Organization (WHO).
The risk is highest in sub-Saharan Africa, Papua
New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and the Amazon and Orinoco basins of
The risk is medium in Haiti and the Indian
The risk is low in most of Southeast Asia and Latin
Malaria infections caused by certain parasites are more
common in some areas of the world.
Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious infection. It causes the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Each year, approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. get meningococcal disease, which includes meningitis and septicemia (blood infection).
Meningococcal meningitis can be fatal or cause great harm without prompt treatment; as many as one out of five people who contract the infection have serious complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control,...