Letters Imported malaria

Imported malaria is falling in Netherlands and Europe

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1026 (Published 28 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1026
  1. Perry J van Genderen, consultant, internal medicine and tropical diseases1,
  2. Dennis A Hesselink, resident, internal medicine2,
  3. Jacob M Bezemer, medical student1
  1. 1Harbour Hospital, Haringvliet 2, 3011TD Rotterdam, Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam
  1. p.van.genderen{at}havenziekenhuis.nl

    The increase in falciparum malaria in the UK reported by Smith et al1 does not correspond with our own observations on imported malaria in the Netherlands during recent years. We examined all consecutive malaria cases in the Harbour Hospital and Institute for Tropical Diseases in Rotterdam between 1 January 1999 and 1 January 2008. The number of falciparum cases fell from 40 patients …

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