Health officials in Trinidad and Tobago are reporting that the majority of malaria cases reported so far this year are in Venezuelans, according to a Trinidad Express report earlier this week.

Malaria life cycle/CDC

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said of the 17 malaria cases reported, 13 are in Venezuelans.

Numbers of malaria cases tallied by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is ~430,000 cases for 2018.

However, a consortium of five global health organizations to include ASOCIS and Global Development One are doing forensic epidemiology & rebuilding the national malaria database 2018 are in February reported 1,302,670 malaria cases in 2018!

In addition to the cases from Venezuelans, officials say the remaining cases include one case is a Trinbagonian, one is from Uganda, one from Ghana and one from Guyana.

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