Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)


Location: Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State
Event:  Brazilian public health officials have reported an outbreak of locally-transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 2 alert for malaria.

Please see the CDC’s malaria alert here:
CDC Alert regarding Malaria in Brazil

Malaria also exists in other areas of Brazil. Please see here for a list of other areas affected by malaria in Brazil:
More CDC information regarding Malaria in Brazil

Actions to Take:

  • U.S. citizens living in, or planning to travel to Brazil, should consult the above-listed information and make an informed decision regarding malaria prevention.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Visit the CDCTravelers Health Page.
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for country health advisories, or call CDCat 800-232-4636 or 404-639-3534.


U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060
Phone: (81) 3416-3050
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,
Chácara Santo Antonio,
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
Av. Assis Brasil, 1889
Passo d’Areia
Porto Alegre, RS— 91010-005
55-51-98293-0446 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Brazil Country Information
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