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Case Report
Two Imported Malaria Cases Caused by Plasmodium falciparum in A Week
1 Ordu Devlet Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ordu, Türkiye  
2 Ordu Devlet Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ordu, Türkiye  
3 Ordu Devlet Hastanesi, Tıbbi Biyokimya Kliniği, Ordu, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016; 40: 110-113
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2016.4422
Key Words: Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, travel

Malaria is a condition that threatens millions of people in many countries in spite of precautions. Sporadic cases have not been observed in our country since 2010, but imported malaria cases are still to be seen because of migration. In this study, two malaria cases are presented that appeared in a non-endemic region within 1 week. Complaints appeared 20 days later after leaving Ivory Coast in the first case and one week after returning from Ghana in the second case. With this two import cases which have a travel story about two different countries and non taking regular chemoprophylaxis; it is aimed to call attention that malaria is a question of common concern and a protozoon which needs to be struggled worldwide.

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