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.
Most cases of food poisoning are mild, lasting from one to three days. Since many people do not seek medical care, their food poisoning is not diagnosed.
Though your symptoms may sound suspicious, the only way to know for sure if you have food poisoning is to test the offending food or check the stool, blood, or vomit.
Chemical or toxin food poisoning can usually be diagnosed by a description of symptoms and by testing food potentially responsible for the poisoning.