Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 8, Number 3, May 2002
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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In the U.S. military, Army soldiers operate and train in many areas of the world where malaria is endemic. In recent years, the majority of malaria cases among U.S. soldiers were acquired in the vicinity of the Demilitarized Zone DMZ in Korea. In calendar year 2000, nearly three-fourths of all malaria cases among soldiers were acquired in Korea however, because many Korea-acquired cases have long incubation times, most infections of soldiers acquired in Korea were clinically manifested during subsequent assignments outside of Korea. This report summarizes the malaria experience of U.S. Army soldiers during calendar year 2001.
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