Medical Practice

Malaria in the United Kingdom

Br Med J 1974; 2 doi: (Published 29 June 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:707
  1. L. J. Bruce-Chwatt,
  2. B. A. Southgate,
  3. C. C. Draper


    Over the past decade the United Kingdom had the second highest number of cases of imported malaria among European countries. There has been a substantial rise in recorded cases of malaria during the past three years though some of it may be due to improved notification. Fatal cases of malaria in visitors to Africa have averaged 6.5% of reported infections due to Plasmodium falciparum. Attacks of vivax malaria may occur several months after travellers return from a malarious country.

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