Malaria in Refugees from Tanzania -- King County, Washington, 2007

Duchin, J. S.; Kwan-Gett, T. S.; McKeirnan, S.; Grandjean, M.; Ohrt, M.; Randels, S.; Arguin, P. M.; Phares, C. R.; Hanson, M. P.
August 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/15/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 32, p869
Case Study
The article discusses the findings from five cases of malaria that occurred in King County, Washington during June 27 to October 15, 2007. The infections have been diagnosed in Burundian refugees and immigrants who had arrived in the country from two refugee camps in Tanzania. It describes three cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and Plasmodium ovale malaria that occurred in children refugees. It is noted that the cases highlight the need for health care providers to be vigilant for malaria in refugee populations.


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