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Letters Mefloquine in military personnel

Value of mefloquine chemoprophylaxis in military personnel

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 09 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6584
  1. Andrew D Green, defence consultant adviser in communicable diseases1,
  2. Timothy J Hodgetts, medical director1,
  3. David A Ross, defence consultant adviser in public health1,
  4. Patrick Connor, defence consultant adviser in medicine1
  1. 1Defence Medical Services, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham B15 2SQ, UK
  1. andy.green735{at}

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 …

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