Case of Malaria reported in Fort St. John area

A diagnosis of Malaria has been confirmed for the region.

However, Jonathon Dyck with Northern Health insists the general public should not be worried about this isolated incident.

“We are aware of one case of malaria,” Dyck said. “There is no risk to the general public in Fort St. John and we’re working with that patient.”

Northern Health sends out warnings when there are diseases in the area that leave the public vulnerable, and Dyck said they do not plan on doing so with this instance.

Other details can’t be given out due to confidentiality concerns.