Three catch malaria at airport in Paris

Paris - A man died and two people are ill after catching malaria at or near Charles de Gaulle airport. The Paris airport's chief doctor, Dr Michel Clerel, said they had probably been infected by a mosquito brought on a flight from a tropical country.

The dead man and a female patient lived near the airport; the third person, a man, works there. Dr Clerel said they were infected with plasmodium falsifarium, a particularly vicious kind of malaria. He said the mosquito must have survived fumigation, which is compulsory on planes from malaria-infested regions. It could have flown several miles from the airport in the recent heatwave. Reuter