The authorities in the US, on alert for several cases of local transmission of malaria

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The health authorities of the United States issued an alert to the population and health personnel on Monday after finding four cases of malaria by local transmission in Texas and Florida.

Is about the first time in 20 years Locally transmitted cases of malaria are being reported in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country’s main health authority, said in a statement.

Specifically, the government agency explained, they have confirmed four cases in Florida and one in Texas in the last two months and there is no evidence to suggest a connection between them.

Officials said the areas in Florida and Texas where infections have been reported are under “surveillance” and that all patients “have received treatment and are improving.”

Despite these cases, the statement highlighted, “the risk of local contagion of malaria in the US continues to be extremely low.”

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