Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Imported malaria

Richard Lehman again - this time in the BMJ, and an article on malaria imported to the UK. This paper was picked up also in the news at the end of last week - this, found via Intute Newsround, and this, found via Google News, and this, on the BBC.

The number of proven cases of malaria in the UK has risen in the last 20 years, with the majority of cases being found in people returning from visiting family, especially in South Asia or Africa.

The BMJ, by the way, now publishes online first, so things may turn up in the press on any day, not just Friday. BMJ references now look like this: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/337/jul03_2/a120. It looks like they retain this kind of format once the article appears in a print edition of the journal - I have just had a quick look at one research article from the latest edition, and it retains the a... number, and the pages of the PDF are numbered "1 of 9", "2 of 9" and so on.

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