Britain and France suffer the highest number of malaria cases imported from other countries, new research has revealed. An average of almost 1,900 people with malaria moved to Britain each year over the last decade, figures suggest. While France had an average of 2,169 imported infections per year. The US followed with the third highest rates at 1,511, followed by Italy, 637, and Germany, 401.
Researchers from the University of Southampton examined and mapped the movement of malaria from endemic countries. They were tracked to around 40 countries which were defined as being malaria-free or non-endemic. Experts said that infection movement was strongly skewed to a small number of 'high-traffic' routes.
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