Neonatal malaria was thought to be uncommon, even in malaria endemic areas. Neonates with febrile illness or related symptoms are often presumed to have neonatal septicaemia and examination of blood films for malaria parasites is rarely included in the initial work-up of these babies.
Malaria has been recognised as a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality.
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