Malaria imported to the United States from Vietnam. Chemoprophylaxis evaluated in returning soldiers.

@article{Barrett1969MalariaIT,
  title={Malaria imported to the United States from Vietnam. Chemoprophylaxis evaluated in returning soldiers.},
  author={O'neill Barrett and Greg Skrzypek and William E. Datel and J D Goldstein},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1969},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          495-9
        }
}
Abstract In addition to the high incidence of malaria among the American millitary in Vietnam, there has been a progressive increase in the number of imported cases occurring in such persons following their return to the United States. Most of these cases are due to Plasmodium vivax infection. The combined chloroquine-primaquine tablet, taken once a week for 8 consecutive weeks, is effective for radical cure for vivax infection, and all returnees supposedly complete this course of therapy. This… Expand
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