Plasmodium falciparum, a strain of malaria prevalent in Africa, can kill within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.
Most project-related malaria deaths occur after the worker returns to his or her home country.
There is no effective malaria vaccine for adults.
Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticides due to inappropriate use.
The malaria parasite is becoming resistant to available curative medicines.
Employer experiences have shown worker compliance with corporate mosquito bite-prevention programs is low.
Project personnel routinely ignore advice to use PPE to prevent mosquito bites.
Every year, offshore workers die from malaria contracted during their brief time onshore.
Malaria kills more expatriates that any other infectious disease.
About 30,000 travelers get sick with malaria each year.