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Following on from a certain biting incident during the 2014 World Cup, we at HealthExpress thought it was a good time to look at the other risks you could encounter while travelling in Brazil.
Statistics show that you are more likely to be bitten by Luis Suárez than by a shark, but mosquitoes are another matter. Parts of Brazil are classified as high risk areas for contracting malaria.
Malaria is caused by parasites, which are spread by infected mosquitoes. If not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. Read on for our advice on avoiding a nasty bite.