A malaria outbreak in the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde has prompted federal health officials to issue a travel notice for the archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa.
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in malaria in Praia on São Tiago Island (also known as Santiago Island).
Public health authorities in Cape Verde are working with WHO to investigate the outbreak and control the spread of the disease.
Because of the increase in malaria cases, CDC now recommends that travelers to the city of Praia on São Tiago Island take prescription medicine to prevent malaria before, during, and after their trip. CDC will continue to monitor the malaria situation in Cape Verde and will update these recommendations as needed.
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