Malaria

Effective malaria protection with out the need for a prescription

Malaria prevention

Malaria is a serious illness caused by a parasite which infects red blood cells, via abite from a mosquito. The risk of malaria differs from region to region and from traveller to traveller within a single country. The season of travel, geographical location, accommodation and activities can affect the risk. Other factors are human immunity to malaria, taking malaria tablets and measures to avoid bites. The treatment regime do change often, so we will advice you the best malaria prevention methods for your specific holidat or trip.

Symptoms

Fever is usually the most important symptom at first, possibly with headache, muscle pains, diarrhoea, and cough. Severe untreated malaria can lead to seizures, coma and death. Symptoms can develop as early as 7 days and as late as several months after infection.Suspected or confirmed malaria is a medical emergency requiring urgent attention. Treatment is effective if commenced early

Prevention

Travellers should be aware of malaria risk areas and take care to avoid mosquito bites. Malaria tablets, if advised, should be taken as instructed by the pharmacist. We offer malaria tablets with out the need for a prescription.