Statutory notification

Public health management

Important information

  • Infectious agent: Protozoan parasites: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae
  • Transmission: mosquito-borne.
  • Incubation period: Depends on Plasmodium species: range 6 to 40 days.
  • Infectious period: No evidence of direct person to person transmission.
  • Case exclusion: Do not exclude, but cases should avoid being bitten by mosquitos while symptomatic to reduce the chance of spreading the infection.
  • Contact exclusion: Do not exclude.
  • Treatment: Anti-malarial treatment as recommended by the doctor.
  • Immunisation: None available.
  • Case follow-up: is conducted by public health units (Healthy WA).

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