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Over the last two years there has been a 30% increase in malaria cases in the UK

The number of malaria infections recorded among UK residents has increased by nearly 30% over the past two years.

New figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) reveal there were 1,761 new cases in 2010.

Over the past decade most infections have occurred among people who visited West Africa or South Asia.

The HPA is warning travellers to heed advice on how to avoid malaria, which is the world's second biggest killer.

Andy Moore reports.

With comment from Sarah Kline, Maria No More UK

  • 25 Apr 2011
  • From the section Health
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