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
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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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