TITLE

Malaria update

AUTHOR(S)
Weir, Erica
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/15/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 4, p473
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on Plasmodium falciform malaria in Canada. Epidemiology of the disease; Details of a travel health advisory warning of the risk of malaria in the Dominican Republican released by the Public Health Agency of Canada Information in November 2004; Environmental measures to reduce mosquito breeding sites.
ACCESSION #
15954619

 

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