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Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of malaria contracted in the United Kingdom have been reported in each of the past 10 years.

During the years 1979–88 two cases of malaria contracted by mosquito bite in the United Kingdom were reported to the malaria reference laboratory at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (both in 1983).In addition there were reports of cases contracted following congenital infection, organ transplant or blood transfusion in the following years: 1984 (four cases), 1985 (four cases) and 1986 (three cases).