Remember malaria, even after a yearBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.191a (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:191
- Charles Godden
- Paediatric senior registrar Poole NHS Trust Hospital, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB
EDITOR,--The guidelines for prophylaxis against malaria for travellers from Britain mention reports of vivax malaria resistant to chloroquine in Oceania and recommend vigilance for a year after the travellers have returned from malarious regions.1 I worked as a locum paediatrician in Papua New Guinea for three months, leaving there in January 1990 and arriving in England (via Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Egypt) in May 1990.
I developed a …