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U.S. Malaria Cases at 40-Year Peak — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
November 1, 2013

U.S. Malaria Cases at 40-Year Peak

By the Editors

The CDC received reports of 1925 malaria cases in 2011 — a 14% increase over 2010. This is the largest number since 1971, when over 3000 cases were recorded, according to an MMWR surveillance summary.

Almost all cases were classified as imported; the non-imported cases included one transfusion-related case and two congenital cases. The authors warn that malaria can be fatal if not dealt with promptly. We have provided a link below to the CDC's guidelines on diagnosis and treatment.

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