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J R Soc Med. 1995 July; 88(7): 415P–416P.
PMCID: PMC1295276

Runway malaria in a British serviceman.


'Runway malaria' is a clinical entity first described in 1990 and refers to a patient who has contracted malaria, in whom the only possible exposure has been when the aircraft in which they were travelling has landed transiently in a malarious zone. We describe such a case in a British Serviceman travelling from the South Atlantic to Germany, who acquired malaria in West Africa.

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