THOMAS L. KURT, M.D., M.P.H.
To the editor: In the November issue a significant omission occurred in "Immunization for the Internist" by Rimland, McGowan, and Shulman (Ann Intern Med 85:622-629, 1976). In describing their recommendations for travelers to foreign countries, malaria prophylaxis was not mentioned.
Four hundred forty-seven cases of malaria were reported in the United States and Puerto Rico in 1975, representing a 38.4% increase over 1974 (1). Among these were 430 civilian cases, of which 45.8% were U.S. citizens. A special section entitled "Malaria Prophylaxis" in the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) "Health Information for International Travel" describes malaria prophylaxis in detail, which
KURT TL. Malaria Prophylaxis. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:240–241. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-240_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):240-241.
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