Value of mefloquine chemoprophylaxis in military personnelBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6584 (Published 09 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6584
- Andrew D Green, defence consultant adviser in communicable diseases1,
- Timothy J Hodgetts, medical director1,
- David A Ross, defence consultant adviser in public health1,
- Patrick Connor, defence consultant adviser in medicine1
- 1Defence Medical Services, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham B15 2SQ, UK
Gogtay and Ferner raise important issues regarding the use of mefloquine for malaria chemoprophylaxis in British military personnel.1 However, we feel that some points need clarification.
Although malaria has had a major impact on British Armed Forces in the past, the last operational death of a British service person from malaria occurred in …