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Malaria a 'major health problem' in south-east London

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 24 July 2013

Malaria is still a major health issue for south-east London, according to a report which found 4,311 people were confirmed with the infection by local laboratories between 2000 and 2011.

Bromley had 83 cases, with neighbouring Bexley totalling almost double with 189 instances of the potentially fatal disease.

Public Health England said south-east London is particularly badly affected, with Southwark having the highest number of cases at 1,036.

It said it was “vital” to raise awareness of the problem and is directing people to www.gov.uk/government/news/south-east-london-residents-protect-against-malariabefore-travel

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