Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 19, Number 1, January 2012
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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U.S. service members are at risk of malaria when they are assigned to endemic areas e.g., Korea, participate in operations in endemic areas e.g., Afghanistan, Africa and visit malarious areas during personal travel. In 2011, 124 service members were reported with malaria. Nearly three-fourths of cases were presumably acquired in Afghanistan n91 and one-fi ft h were considered acquired in Africa n24. One-quarter of cases were caused by P. vivax and one-fifth by P. falciparum including 6 Afghanistan-acquired infections most cases were reported as unspecified malaria. Malaria was diagnosed reported from 51 different medical facilities in the United States, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Germany and Korea. Providers of care to military members should be knowledgeable regarding and vigilant for clinical presentations of malaria outside of endemic areas.
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