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Table 3 Malaria statistics on reinforcements to British expeditionary Force arriving in France in June 1918[59]

From: Malaria’s contribution to World War One – the unexpected adversary

Regimenta % infected with malaria Casesb(n) Daily sick parade malaria statistics
5th Connaught Rangers 80 82 If regiment ordered to service in forward area at least 50% unable to comply
5th Royal Irish 75 80 30/650 parasite positivec
2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers 100 (last 2 years) 175 25% parasite positive
13th Black Watch Scottish 80 573 30/day reported sick with malaria
14th Kings Liverpool 75 146 60-70/day with malaria
5th Inniskillin Fusiliers 75 175 600/824 have had malaria; 30% parasite positive
1st Kings own Yorkshire Light Infantry 70 42 Only 30% of regiment never had malaria
13th Manchester 80 52 Average 4/day relapsing
9th Gloucester 80 -- 60-70/day with relapsing malaria
2nd Royal Munster 80 80 Men with acute malaria may not report sick
6th Inniskillin Fusiliers 75 21 110 hospitalized since June 1918
6th Leinster 75 87 480 with malaria since June 1st 1918
5th Royal Irish Fusiliers 75 58 27 reported malaria within 3 days of parade
7th Wiltshire 50 165 Less infected than other Battalions
4th Kings royal rifle corps 70 10 Only 30% not had malaria
2nd Northumberland Fusiliers 80 209 146 hospitalized en route to France with malaria. Average daily sick parade = 60
10th Camerons (Lovat’s scouts) 80 -- 57/210 suffering relapses on day of inspection
3rd Royal Fusiliers 70 20 32 hospitalized en route to France
10th Black Watch 80 140 17/42 had malaria in morning sick parade
6th Royal Dublin Fusiliers 80 110 40 with malaria en route to France
12th Lancashire Fusiliers 80 56 33 arrived with malaria
Total Mean 76.7 2281d --
  1. aAverage Regimental strength = 800 men per regiment.
  2. bCases with diagnosis confirmed by microscopy.
  3. cBlood smear positive on microscopy.
  4. dMean 15.0% parasite positive ( 2281/15,200, with average regimental strength of 800 men).