China: General Health Risks


Malaria is transmitted by the night-time - dusk to dawn - biting female Anopheles mosquito.

Limited risk is present throughout the year in the southwestern part of Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar | Burma: Dehong Dai and Jingpo, Baoshan, Lincang, Pu'er and Xishuangbanna Prefectures.

Limited risk is also present in the southeastern part of Tibet in the county of Medog (Motuo) along the lower Yarlung Tsangpo (Zangbo) river and canyon.

Main vectors: A. minimus, A. sinensi

Hong Kong is risk free.

Macau is risk free. 

Risk is absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas:

High risk months for Malaria are: January to December

Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 11%

Areas with drug resistant Malaria: Multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria is present in Yunnan province and the southeastern tip of Tibet.

Suppressive medication is not recommended.

Travellers going to risk areas should follow meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn during the malaria season. Download IAMAT's whitepaper How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria for details.