As the warmer months draw to a close, we know you may be looking to jet off on your winter holidays. Destinations such as the Dominican Republic and the Pacific Islands can offer a much-needed escape from the harsh UK weather. However, when travelling to destinations such as these, you will need to get antimalarials in Tamworth before you go. Assessing all of the risks associated with malaria can seem daunting. That’s why we have created this ultimate guide to malaria, including how to book a consultation with us.
Malaria is a disease that can be highly serious, or even fatal. It is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with it.
Essentially no, it cannot. However, mosquitoes that bite an infected person can then spread it to someone else. This reinforces the need to take preventative measures.
Malaria is found in 100+ countries.
It is normally present in countries such as:
– South and Central America
– Haiti and the Dominican Republic
– Large parts of Asia and Africa
– Parts of the Middle East
– Some Pacific Islands
You can find other high-risk countries using the list on the TravelHealthPro website.
Mosquitoes that carry malaria are commonly known as night-biting mosquitoes. This is due to their tendency to bite between dusk and dawn.
In order to catch malaria quickly, you should make yourself aware of the symptoms.
– Feeling shivery and hot
– Muscle Pains
– A temperature of 38c+
Symptoms normally become apparent between 7 and 18 days after you’re infected. However, they can sometimes not show up for a year or more.
Even though there is no vaccination for malaria, there are measures you can take to protect yourself.
– Covering your legs and arms with clothing
– Seeking medical advice if you notice symptoms whilst abroad
– Getting antimalarials in Tamworth in advance
– Using insect repellent
– Using a mosquito net and treating it with insecticide
You can find out more about preventing malaria on our service page:
You can use antimalarials to both prevent and treat malaria. As a result, it’s important to take the correct dose and finish the course. The tablets should be taken both during and after your trip. Also, you may even be asked to take a shorter course before you go. This will help check for any adverse side effects.
If you are travelling to an at-risk destination, there is no need to worry! We offer antimalarials, as well as a comprehensive malaria consultation. We also offer a variety of travel vaccinations. You can find out more in our ultimate travel vaccine guide here:
Ultimately, you should visit us in advance of your trip so that you don’t get caught out.