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Malaria cases in the U.S. hit 8

A feeding female Anopheles gambiae mosquito. The species is a known vector for the parasitic disease malaria.  (James Gathany/CDC via AP)
A feeding female Anopheles gambiae mosquito. The species is a known vector for the parasitic disease malaria. (James Gathany/CDC via AP)

In Florida, another case of malaria has been reported, bringing the total in the U.S. to 8 since May. It’s the first time people have acquired the disease in the U.S. in more than two decades, though experts don’t expect this to become a widespread outbreak. There are treatments for Malaria, but it can be deadly.

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson speaks with Dr. Manuel Gordillo, an infectious disease specialist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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