The last known outbreak of Malaria in the United States (of any kind) was in 2003 in Palm Beach County Florida. At the time, 8 cases were detected. Now officials have detected cases in Florida and Texas.
The CDC has issued a health notice to doctors in the United States against the backdrop of malaria cases being detected. According to reports, cases of malaria have been detected in Florida and in Texas. Malaria is a disease usually spread by mosquitos according to both WebMD and the CDC.
Malaria is caused by a parasite that spreads through mosquito bites. Infected people can suffer fever, chills and flu-like illness.
In recent years, the largest death toll has been among children in sub-saharan Africa. Health officials are now warning doctors across the southern United States (where it is typically much warmer than other parts of the country) about the disease because it thrives in warmer conditions.
There have been 11 Malaria outbreaks since about 1992 in the United States.