Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MALARIA: malaria in Netherlands without travel outside

From:William Brieger

Date:Thu, Sep 5, 2013 6:19 am
Two Cases of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in the Netherlands without Recent Travel to a Malaria-Endemic Country


Recently, two patients of African origin were given a diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria without recent travel to a malaria-endemic country. This observation highlights the importance for clinicians to consider tropical malaria in patients with fever. Possible transmission routes of P. falciparum to these patients will be discussed. From a public health perspective, international collaboration is crucial when potential cases of European autochthonous P. falciparum malaria in Europe re considered.

Address correspondence to Joop E. Arends,

E-mail: j.e.arends@umcutrecht.nl

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