Malaria is a serious infection spread from person to person via mosquito bites. When the infection is in the human body it then travels into the liver and into the bloodstream. When malaria becomes severe it can lead to anaemia, coma, organ damage and death.
Symptoms of Malaria
These can be flu-like symptoms leading to more severe symptoms:-
Reduce your risk of contracting Malaria by taking the full dose of malaria tablets and taking precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
- Wear long-sleeves tops, trousers and socks (particularly in the evenings)
- Wear loose-fitting clothes, as mosquitoes can bite through skin-tight clothing
- Use insect repellent
- Spray rooms with insecticide
- Use mosquito nets in bedrooms, preferably impregnated with an insecticide
- Sleep in bedrooms with close-fitting gauze over the windows and doors, if possible or sleep in air-conditioned bedrooms
It is vitally important that you come and see us so we can ensure you are taking the right anti-Malaria medication for you, your health needs and your travel needs.
It does not mean that if you have taken anti-malaria tablets before that you can take the same tablets again.
There may be contra-indication issues with anti-malaria tablets and other medication that you are taking.
You will need to continue the medication when you return home.
Book your private Malaria vaccinations appointments here.