Taiwan Provincial Institute

1985 Vol.1 NO.10

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From 1981 to 1984, 217 cases of malaria were reported to the Taiwan Proincia1 Institute of Infectious Diseases (TPIID). Ninety-nine (46%) cases occurred among Republic of China (R.O.C) citizens who were infected while traveling abroad 113 (52%) cases occurred among foreign nationals visting Taiwan, and five (2%) cases were relapses or trans-fusion-associated. Of the 99 cases among R.O.C residents traveling abroad. 54 (55%) were due to Plasmodium vivax 39 (39%) to P. fallciparum cases 5 (5%) to P. malaria, and 1(1%) to P. ovale. None of the R.O.C. citizens who acquired malaria while traveling abroad were taking chemoprophylaxis.