Vivax malaria in veterans of the Korean War; a preliminary report of 25 cases.

17 Jan 1952

MALARIA due to Plasmodium vivax has virtually disappeared among veterans of World War II. In 1945 and 1946 the disease was common among patients at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital, particularly among those who had served in the Southwest Pacific area.1 From September, 1948, to May, 1951, however, no veteran with malaria proved by blood smear was seen at this hospital. The recent return of servicemen from the conflict in Korea has resulted in the admission of 25 patients with vivax malaria between May 30 and July 21, 1951. Since little information is available concerning malaria among our troops returning from Korea.

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