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Two people from Tatarstan, Russia tested positive for malaria after returning from Zanzibar, Tanzania, according to Russian media.

Malaria life cycle/CDC

The Department for Rospotrebnadzor in the Republic of Tatarstan said one person died.

“The holidaymakers went on a safari, it was pouring heavily and because of this, they could not return to the hotel. The hunters spent the night in the open desert and noticed that there were a lot of mosquitoes”, press secretary Milyausha Zamalieva said.

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Zamalieva also said the individuals could not not infect others, including the passengers of the plane on which he returned to Kazan, because malaria is transmitted only through blood-sucking insects.

The tourists did not have insect repellents, which the Rospotrebnadzor of the Republic of Tatarstan recommends to carry with them when traveling to hot tropical countries.