Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 5th, 2000
Resulting cases of "airport malaria" in such places as Europe or North America can be dangerous because doctors rarely have reason to suspect it and may diagnose it too late, according to a WHO study.
Between 1969 and 1999, 89 cases of malaria were reported among people living close to airports in countries where malaria is not endemic, the report said. At least five people died, while milder cases probably have escaped detection.
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