Some areas of the world have been able to get rid of malaria.
Even with decades of outbreaks, the parasite is gone in many countries. However, even if countries eradicate a disease, travelers always pose a risk of bringing it back.
This problem is even plaguing hospitals in the United States. Despite getting rid of the parasite long ago, 1,500 malaria cases can be found in U.S. clinics every year.
With the ease of travel and malaria’s persistence, is it even possible to fully eradicate the parasite around the world?