Malaria does not occur naturally in the UK but travel-associated cases are reported in those who have returned to the UK or arrived (either as a visitor or migrant to the UK) from malaria-endemic areas. An annual report has presented data on malaria imported into the UK, based on figures reported to Public Health England’s Malaria reference laboratory.

In 2016, 1,618 cases of imported malaria were reported in the UK (1,529 in England, 58 in Scotland, 25 in Wales and six in Northern Ireland), 15.6% higher than reported in 2015 (N=1,400) and 4.5% above the mean number of 1,547 cases reported between 2006 and 2015.

See the full document about Malaria in the UK on the website.