THOMAS W. SHEEHY
Between January 1 and November 30, 1966, 390 cases of malaria were reported in the United States. Three hundred twelve of these infections were in military personnel and 92% of these individuals incurred their infections in Vietnam (1). Forty percent of the military patients with malaria were seen initially by civilian physicians. Troops returning from Vietnam are brought home by jet aircraft, and it is not unusual for returnees to be in a civilian community 3 to 4 days after their departure from Saigon. This policy, the large number of troops rotating from Vietnam (about 250,000 in 1966), and the
SHEEHY TW. Malaria in Servicemen from Vietnam. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:447. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-447
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