CDC announces first malaria relapse in three years, warns of bird flu in China

HOSPITALIZED: A woman who worked in Ethiopia for about two months did not take her medicine for malaria after she sought medical attention there, the CDC said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 11, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday reported the first case of malaria relapse in three years and added that a subtype of the avian influenza has been detected in two children in China.

In the malaria case, a woman in her 50s from southern Taiwan had been working in Ethiopia from early August to late October, CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said.

The woman sought treatment in Ethiopia after developing a fever in the middle of October and was hospitalized for four days for suspected malaria, but she did not continue to take medication after she was discharged, Lin said.

She was not displaying any symptoms when she arrived in Taiwan, but nevertheless reported her experience to the CDC quarantine station at the airport and visited a doctor for a checkup the next day, but a blood test did not detect malaria parasites, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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