Pre-emptive malaria testing "not an issue"
This article was originally published in Clinica
UK healthcare policymakers have dismissed the idea of conducting pre-emptive testing for imported malaria, amid warnings that the number of cases recorded annually is fast approaching the 2,000 mark and the disease is "regularly being diagnosed late".
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