Dr Clare Applegarth from Clifton Beach Medical and Surgical discusses Malaria prevention while travelling overseas.
Video Transcription Below.
Dr Clare Applegarth, MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Child Health, BA, BSc.
Malaria is a mosquito borne infection that’s present throughout much of the world, including the Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. It can make people really sick and can even be life threatening so it’s very important that if you’re going to a malarial zone to take tablets to prevent infection. There are a variety of different medications that you can take and it’s worth having a talk with your doctor about which types of medications are appropriate for the destination that you’re travelling to, as well as what might be considerations for side effects, costs, and durations of therapy for malaria prophylaxis.
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