Regions and countries
There were 7.5 million estimated cases of P. vivax malaria around the world in 2017, 82% of which occurred in just five countries: India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Indonesia.
P. vivax is the most widely geographically distributed parasite. It is predominant in the Americas, comprising 74% of malaria cases, 37% in the South-East Asia and 31% in the Eastern Mediterranean regions. Learn more about the incidence of P. vivax malaria around the world.