The changing epidemiology of malaria in Minnesota

Scott A. Seys, Jeff B. Bender

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Abstract

Malaria cases reported to the Minnesota Department of Health increased from 5 in 1988 to 76 in 1998, paralleling the number of immigrants to Minnesota. In 20% of cases, the Plasmodium species was not identified; 44% of cases were hospitalized. The public health community needs to reevaluate current recommendations for refugee screening, provider and patient education, and laboratory capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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