GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 6 – A Commonwealth Games athlete is in serious condition at a Gold Coast hospital after being diagnosed with malaria, officials said on Friday.
The 23-year-old, who has not been identified, is under close observation at Gold Coast University Hospital after being admitted on Thursday with the mosquito-borne disease.
“The patient received immediate treatment for malaria on arrival at GCUH,” a statement from the organising committee said.
“The patient remains admitted to GCUH in a serious condition and continues to be closely monitored.”
The statement added that “there is no locally acquired malaria in mainland Australia”.