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Travel: Departures: Malaria warning

SOME 10,000 British high-street chemists are taking part in a Malaria Alert] campaign to advise anyone travelling outside Europe and the United States of the antimalarial medicines and insect repellents they will need. In 1991, 13 people died in Britain from malaria contracted abroad, and 2,300 returned from the tropics infected with the disease.

'The British public is largely unaware of the risk of catching malaria in favourite long-haul holiday and business destinations,' said Tim Astill, director of the National Pharmaceutical Association.