Issue: 2002 > December > case report

Airport malaria: report of a case and a brief review of the literature

H.D. Thang, R.M. Elsas, J. Veenstra


We report a case of Plasmodium vivax malaria in a patient who had not visited an endemic area. The ways in which malaria can be transmitted in non-endemic areas are dis-cussed. By the elimination of other possibilities, the diagno-sis of airport malaria was made. Airport malaria is a rare and often initially overlooked diagnosis. Since 1969, some 89 cases of airport malaria have been reported.