As travel worldwide becomes more and more common, the danger of malaria becomes more prevalent. Travelers must be properly protected to avoid this potentially deadly disease.
v Assess your travel plans before talking to your doctor
v Talk to specialized physicians as different areas require different treatments, and an individualized approach is necessary
v Do not underestimate the ease of infection: follow chemoprophylactic instructions, especially after your trip, dress appropriately and use insecticides appropriately, use bednets, do not underestimate the time necessary to gain immunity.
v Report any signs of illness immediately and, if home, insist on malaria testing.
Ø Blancke, CH, Increased Malaria Morbidity of Long-Term Travelers due to inappropriate Chemophophylaxis Recommendations. Tropical Doctor. 2003 Apr; 33 (2): 117-119.