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Malaria Prevention and Antimalarials for Travellers

What Is Malaria? Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites. Left untreated, it can lead to death. Over 500 cases are diagnosed in Canada every year. The vast majority of these cases are among travellers returning from countries with the disease. Globally, more than 215 million cases are reported each year with more than 400,000 deaths. Malaria is one of the most deadly infections in the history of the world. What Are Antimalarials? Antimalarials, or malaria pills, prevent the malaria parasite