Indigenous malaria in a suburb of Ghent, Belgium.

  title={Indigenous malaria in a suburb of Ghent, Belgium.},
  author={Renaat Aam Peleman and Dugu{\'e} Benoit and Lutgard Goossens and Frank Bouttens and H D Puydt and Dirk Vogelaers and Francis Colardyn and K Van de Woude},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  volume={7 1},
We report here details of a patient with Plasmodium falciparum malaria which was acquired in the vicinity of Ghent (Evergem) in July 1997. Indigenous malaria disappeared from Belgium in 1938. Due to an increase in international travel, the influx of migrant labor and the changing environmental conditions, there has been an upsurge of imported malaria. Airport- and port-malaria is acquired through the bite of a tropical anophelline mosquito by people whose geographical history excludes exposure… CONTINUE READING