Diagnosis and reporting
For information about diagnosis about reporting please see the PHE website.
There is more detailed information on diagnosis and management on the CKS website
Diagnosis is usually by thick and thin blood film in an EDTA tube but this should be discussed with the local infectious diseases team via Southmead switchboard (0117 9505050) as most people will need immediate referral to secondary care. If initial testing is negative then further testing may be required to rule out infection.
Malaria is a notifiable disease and if suspected then PHE should be informed.