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Letters Imported malaria

Travel industry should highlight malaria prophylaxis

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 31 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1027
  1. Edward Green, specialist registrar, infectious diseases1,
  2. Rohit Bazaz, registrar, infectious diseases1,
  3. Steve T Green, professor of international health1
  1. 1Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, E Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    Smith et al reported an increase in cases of imported malaria in the UK.1 We recently reviewed travel brochures from 27 British tour operators which featured holidays to malarious African countries.2 Of the 27, in only 12 did we find any mention of malaria or the advisability of malaria prophylaxis. Only four brochures …

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