Letters Travel websites

Travel websites should highlight malaria risks

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d271 (Published 18 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d271
  1. John Widdrington, specialist registrar in infectious diseases1,
  2. John Williams, consultant in infectious diseases1,
  3. David R Chadwick, consultant in infectious diseases1,
  4. Brendan McCarron, consultant in infectious diseases1
  1. 1James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK
  1. john.widdrington{at}nhs.net

We are concerned about three recent cases of imported malaria in travellers returning from the Gambia. All three were UK nationals who had booked holidays to the Gambia using the same travel website (two had made late bookings). They had failed to take adequate medical advice before travelling …

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