Imported falciparum malaria

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1233c (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1233
  1. J H Miller,
  2. D A Warrell
  1. Military Wing, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast BFPO 801 Nuffield
  2. Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU

    EDITOR, - A television programme during the summer (World in Action, “Dying for a Holiday,” Granada TV, 18 July 1994) that reported on cases of falciparum malaria in tourists returning from tropical holidays mirrored experience that we have reported in British troops.1 The programme relayed criticism from bereaved relatives about general practitioners' inadequate advice and awareness of the condition.

    The striking …

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