Malaria surveillance : 1967 annual report
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    Malaria in the United States in 1967 was characterized by a marked increase of imported cases due to the return of military personnel from Vietnam. A total of 2,815 cases was reported, as compared with 678 cases in 1966, and 156 in 1965. All but 186 of the 2,815 cases had acquired their infection in Vietnam.

    Plasmodium vivax was the predominant parasite species, accounting for 81 percent of the infections. P. falciparum was identified in 13 percent of the cases.

    Despite the large number of imported cases, little evidence of spread in the United States was observed. Only two introduced cases and one case of post- transfusional malaria could be related to individuals who had acquired their infection in Vietnam. Four other cases were infected in the United States, including two infections following blood transfusion, one case of congenital malaria and one isolated case in which the source of the infection could not be determined.

    Two fatal malaria cases, both due

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    I. SUMMARY -- II. TERMINOLOGY -- III. GENERAL SURVEILLANCE INFORMATION -- IV. MALARIA IMPORTED FROM VIETNAM -- V. MALARIA ACQUIRED IN THE UNITED STATES -- VI. DEATHS DUE TO MALARIA -- VII.REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL MALARIA REPOSITORY --VIII. ACKNOWLEDGMENT -- Figure I. Military and civilian cases of malaria, United States, 1956-1967 – Figure 2. Geographic distribution of malaria cases with onset in the United States-1966 -- Figure 3. Cantonment Area-Ft. Campbell, Kentucky -- Figure 4. Malaria cases in U.S.A.T.C. area, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1967 – Figure 5. Area of malaria transmission, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1967.
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