Trends in antimalarial drugs prescribed in New Zealand 1993 to 1998

Leggat, Peter A., and Heydon, John L. (2002) Trends in antimalarial drugs prescribed in New Zealand 1993 to 1998. Journal of Travel Medicine, 9 (3). pp. 156-159.

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Abstract

The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 300 million cases of malaria world-wide each year, resulting in more than 3 million deaths.¹ New Zealand is malaria free; however, 340 cases of imported malaria were notified in New Zealand over a 10 year period from 1983 to 1992 alone.² The incidence of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum in New Zealand has been increasing during this period.³ Taking chemprophylaxis decreases the severity and frequency of death from malaria due to P. falciparum compared with those who take no prophylaxis.⁴⁻⁵ In New Zealand, fatalities have been reported in cases where travelers have taken no prophylaxis.⁶⁻⁷

Item ID: 27430
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: malaria, chemoprophylaxis
ISSN: 1708-8305
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 04:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 100%
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