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Airport malaria in Cairns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9087188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with Plasmodium vivax malaria that was acquired in Cairns in October 1996. Rather than being "introduced" (i.e., derived from an imported case), we believe this is likely to have been a case of "airport malaria" (i.e., acquired from an infected mosquito imported in an aircraft). It is, to our knowledge, the first report of airport malaria in Australia.
G A Jenkin; S A Ritchie; J N Hanna; G V Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-17     Completed Date:  1997-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC.
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MeSH Terms
Insect Bites and Stings / complications*
Malaria / diagnosis,  transmission*

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