What is Malaria?

Malaira is a deadly disease which can infect travellers through a single bite by infected mosiquitoes which carry the malaria parasite. It is present in most countries in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (see map).


The symptoms can include:
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting

Symptoms usually occur between 10 and 15 days after being bitten, therefore you may start to feel ill when you are back home after your trip.

Pregnant women, children, older people and those with a weakened immune system may develop complications if they get malaria.

You can take the following precautions to help reduce your risk of infection:

  • Use a recommended insect repellent containing either 20% Picaridin, 50% DEET, PMD or OLE (oil of lemon eucalyptus), IR3535 or 2-undecanone
  • Wear appropriate clothing (e.g loose fitting long-sleeved clothes, long trousers, socks and shoes) to minimise exposed skin
  • Use insecticide-treated mosquito nets if you are sleeping or resting in accommodation without air-conditioning or sleeping outdoors during the day or night
  • Take malaria prevention tablets as per directions and complete the full course

Seek medical advice or A&E if you have any of the above symptoms

Number of tablets required for 2 week tripTotal Price
 Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil)£3.0023£69
Mefloquine ( Lariam)£4.009£36
Doxycline 100mg  Capsules£0.6544£28.60

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