scottfiller_highriskMalaria is prevalent in over 100 countries around the world.  The severeness level of disease transmission varies from country to country and if you are traveling to a high risk area it is important to know the safety precautions to take.  It is also important to make sure you understand your ability to respond to treatment.  This will vary based on your previous medical history, which season you are traveling and your resistance to the malaria parasite.