Traduction en anglais : Malaria - A travellers' disease: cases of importation of the disease into Germany in 1988.
Malaria continues to be an important travellers' disease in Germany.
In 1988 885 cases of malaria were imported into the Federal Republic of Germany.
German tourists to far-away countries represented the biggest share (about 80%). Africa was the most prominently represented continent with 76%. Differentiation according to species of pathogens showed that 68% of the diseases were caused by Plasmodium falciparum. 11 patients died of malaria in 1988, in all cases due to P. falciparum infection.
The mortality of the patients increases with age.
Only in 5 of 11 persons who died there had been a sufficient prophylaxis against malaria, at least as far as the anamnesis revealed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Zone tropicale, Epidémiologie, Tourisme, Importation, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Allemagne(république fédérale), Allemagne, Europe, Mortalité, Prévention, Répartition géographique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Tropical zone, Epidemiology, Tourism, Import, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, West Germany, Germany, Europe, Mortality, Prevention, Geographic distribution, Human
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Code Inist : 002B05E02B4. Création : 199406.