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Transfusion-induced Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a beta thalassaemia patient during the prevention of re-establishment phase in Sri Lanka

September 1, 2021 - 16:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pubudu Chulasiri, Prasad Ranaweera, Deepika Fernando, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:352, 26 August 2021

Malaria was eliminated from Sri Lanka in 2012, and since then 50–60 imported malaria cases have been reported yearly. The country has remained malaria-free since, except for a single case of indigenous malaria in 2018. Blood donors are routinely screened for malaria, and transfusion malaria has not been reported in the country since 1966.

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