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5.2 Malaria

Be informed about the country you are going to and the recommended prophylactic drugs, if necessary. Much more important is to avoid getting bitten – in the evenings and at night.

WHO provide very detailed information and the site below is worth a visit for up-to-date information.

Key messages include:
  • Ensure that you take the recommended drug, at the recommended dose, for the recommended time – before, during and after your return
  • Take every precaution to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes
  • Sleep under permethrin impregnated bed nets (taken with you if need be)
  • Use a DEET-based insect repellent
  • Spray your room each night
  • Keep well covered – wearing long sleeve shirts and long trousers in the evenings etc

After your return to the UK
  • Continue to take antimalarials for the recommended time after your return
  • Make sure that you report any suspicious symptoms for at least 3 months after return
  • Don't delay seeking advice. If you should develop a febrile illness in the year following your return, ensure that your GP knows if you have been living in a malarious area

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