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IMCA focus on mosquito-borne diseases

IMCA has issued its latest Safety Flash with a focus on mosquito-borne diseases due to a recent fatality from malaria. The incident occurred offshore Ghana. A non-immune foreign national contractor presented himself to the offshore medic with flu-like symptoms. He tested negative for malaria twice via rapid diagnostic testing. He was sent ashore for further evaluation and subsequently died as a result of complications arising from malaria.

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