Malaria prevention for long-term travelers

Rossi, I.; Genton, B.

Revue Medicale Suisse 5(202): 1007-1011


ISSN/ISBN: 1660-9379
PMID: 19530531
Document Number: 13437
The risk of malaria increases with the duration of stay. Long-term travelers need to know the risk of malaria and the effective measures to reduce this risk: personal protective measures against mosquito bites and chemoprophylaxis. The use of insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets and window screens should be emphasized. When chemoprophylaxis is indicated it should be prescribed at least for the first 3 to 6 months. Then, alternative strategies can be discussed with the traveler: continuous chemoprophylaxis, seasonal chemoprophylaxis and/or standby emergency treatment.

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Malaria prevention for long-term travelers