Malaria Prevention

Malaria

At our clinic we will advise you of your options and where appropriate prescribe the most suitable anti-malarial drug to minimise your risk of contracting this disease.

Because of the cyclical nature of the disease it is important to stick closely to the anti-malarial regime prescribed - starting before travel, during the travel period and continuing for the specified period on return.

Mosquito

Prevention of bites is extremely important in minimising the risk.

REMEMBER !!!
• Cover up exposed skin particularly at dawn and dusk.
• Use a good DEET base mosquito repellant on skin and clothes.
• Use a mosquito net over your bed at night unless you are in an air-conditioned environment.
• Treat any bites with a bite cream and take an anti-histamine tablet if symptoms are apparent.
• BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY - don't forget to take your anti-malarial tablets.