Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Malaria State of Emergency Declared in the Northern Carribbean Area of Nicaragua

The U.S. Embassy in Managua advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Nicaragua declared a state of emergency related to malaria in the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast (RACCN by its acronym in Spanish) due to a marked increase in cases, primarily in Bilwi, Rosita, and Waspam.  U.S. citizens traveling in that area should consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for preventive measures, which include using mosquito repellant and possibly taking a prophylactic medication.

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