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Malaria imported into the United Kingdom in 1992 and 1993.
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PMID:  7531566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 1,629 cases of malaria were reported in the United Kingdom in 1992, and 1,922 cases in 1993, fewer than the peak of 2,332 reached in 1991. Of the 3,551 cases of malaria reported during 1992 and 1993, 74 were reported from Scotland, 45 from Wales, and 13 from Northern Ireland. Fourteen people died of falciparum malaria in the two years, 12 of whom contracted the disease in Africa and two in India. Preventive measures were inadequately followed by 12 of the 14 patients who died, eight of whom took no prophylaxis at all, and diagnosis was delayed in the other two. Over a third of the malaria cases were immigrants from endemic areas who had settled in the United Kingdom and who travelled to visit friends and relations. This was the commonest reason for travel given by cases, and correlates with a marked rise in falciparum malaria in settled immigrants from West Africa.
D Bradley; D Warhurst; M Blaze; V Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Communicable disease report. CDR review     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1350-9349     ISO Abbreviation:  Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-15     Completed Date:  1995-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312372     Medline TA:  Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  R169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
PHLS Malaria Reference Laboratory, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Cross-Sectional Studies
Great Britain / epidemiology
Malaria / epidemiology*,  mortality,  transmission
Malaria, Falciparum / epidemiology,  mortality,  transmission
Middle Aged
Risk Factors

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