HPS reports on imported malaria in Scotland 2018

30 July 2019

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Health Protection Scotland (HPS) have published their annual report of imported malaria in Scotland, which shows 52 cases for 2018. This number is unsurprising and similar to that seen in recent years. 

Enhanced surveillance shows that most malaria in Scotland is imported from Africa and is caused by the more dangerous Plasmodium falciparum.

HPS continues to provide advice on malaria prevention in travellers and emphasizes the importance of seeking specialist advice before travel.