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Remember malaria, even after a year

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:191
  1. Charles Godden
  1. 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 …

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