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Case report: French West Indies – a tourist destination at risk for Plasmodium falciparum transmission?

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We report a case of P. falciparum infection observed in Paris and presumably acquired in Guadeloupe, a French Caribbean island where malaria has been considered to be eradicated since 1970.

Keywords: Caribbean; French West Indies; Guadeloupe; Malaria; Martinique; Plasmodium falciparum; tourism; travellers

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.1999.00390.x

Affiliations: 1:  Maladies infectieuses et tropicales, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France 2:  Service de Dermato-Vénérologie, Groupe Hospitalier Cochin, Paris, France 3:  Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France 4:  Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France 5:  Service de Parasitologie, Mycologie et Médecine des Voyages, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Amiens, Hôpital Sud, Amiens, France

Publication date: 1999-04-01

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