Once bitten: identifying malaria presentations
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Once bitten: identifying malaria presentations

John Beales Remote site medic, Algeria

Prompt diagnosis and early intervention are essential in managing patients with malaria. JOHN BEALES discusses the treatment and symptomology of the disease

Malaria, historically one of the earliest recorded parasitic diseases to affect people, continues to be a major threat to health worldwide. Though eradicated in the UK centuries ago, more than 2,000 cases of imported malaria are reported annually, with recent statistics showing an increasing trend.

Emergency Nurse. 11, 6, 14-17. doi: 10.7748/en2003.10.11.6.14.c1096

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