Rare local malaria cases in non-travellers in Belgium

In a tragic example of what is thought to be ‘airport malaria’, an elderly couple from a town located outside Brussels, and 6kms from two airports, died of malaria last month. They had not travelled overseas and details of the cases remain under investigation, however P. falciparum was found to be the cause of infection. No further cases were detected in the area and the cold weather would now prevent mosquitoes on arriving aircraft from surviving. Read More

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