Imported Malaria Cases Among Malaysian Workers Returning From Malaria Endemic Countries

The Labour Policy Division of the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia has written to the Association to inform that Malaysia has recorded 196 cases of imported malaria among Malaysian workers returning home from malaria endemic countries for year 2015.The infected workers were working with Malaysian registered private companies in timber, construction and plantation sectors.


Thus, Malaysia companies are urged to ensure their workers received chemoprophylaxsis treatment before they depart to work in malaria endemic countries as well as when they return home to Malaysia. 

Click here for the list of the malaria endemic countries and Management Guidelines of Malaria in Malaysia issued by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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