malaria

  1. Why Malaria Vaccination Is Difficult To Develop

    Why Malaria Vaccination Is Difficult To Develop
    Antimalarials treat Malaria by killing the parasite that causes the disease.  There is no vaccination for malaria because the parasite responsible for the disease adapts and becomes immune to vaccinations.  Two decades of research helps scientists to understand why creating a vaccine is difficult but not how to produce one. Vaccines work by training the body’s immune system to cope...
  2. When Malaria Should Be Suspected In An Individual

    When Malaria Should Be Suspected In An Individual
    Malaria does not originate in the UK because it is a tropical disease.  People who develop the condition in countries where Malaria is not a risk have visited high-risk areas within the past year. Symptoms lie dormant for months before they start to show resulting in a diagnosis up to a year after returning from a holiday abroad. 1,586 people...
  3. Will Malaria Ever Be Eradicated?

    Will Malaria Ever Be Eradicated?
    Malaria is a life-threatening condition prevalent in tropical climates. The female mosquito passes on the Plasmodium parasite by biting and sucking the blood of the victim.  Malaria affects the haemoglobin in the red blood cells and is a fatal illness. All of the countries in the world were prone to the disease but now it frequently occurs in countries with...
  4. How Will Malaria Affect Us In The Future?

    How Will Malaria Affect Us In The Future?
    Malaria is a pretty resilient infection and up to now  has evaded doctor’s attempts to produce a vaccine.  Presently treatment involves taking malaria tablets before, during and after your trip. Modern treatments are much better and the side effects of the drugs are less worrying than in the past.  But malaria still remains a serious illness which affects large numbers...
  5. Can Malaria Drugs Cause Miscarriage?

    Can Malaria Drugs Cause Miscarriage?
    Malaria is a serious illness that is particularly dangerous for unborn babies and pregnant women. Doctors advise women against travelling to high-risk areas if they are pregnant or trying to conceive. Occasionally women have no choice and have to travel to these areas so it is important that they protect themselves. It is important that they seek their doctor’s advice...
  6. Why Malaria Is Spreading In Venezuela?

    Why Malaria Is Spreading In Venezuela?
    Malaria is a tropical disease spread by a female mosquito carrying the Plasmodium parasite. It is a serious condition which may result in brain damage or death.  Antimalarial medicines prevent the onset of the disease because there is no vaccine. Taking medication before during and after your holiday reduces your chances of infection. High-risk areas include; Africa and Asia, Central...
  7. Are Malaria Tablets Needed For Vietnam?

    Are Malaria Tablets Needed For Vietnam?
    Malaria is a tropical disease spread by the female mosquito who is carrying a parasite. Malaria is a serious illness that can be fatal if not treated correctly.  You cannot have a vaccine for the disease but you can take tablets to prevent infection. Mosquitos thrive in tropical climates that are warm and damp. The Plasmodium parasite enters the bloodstream...
  8. Do I Need Malaria Tablets For The Dominican Republic This Christmas?

    Do I Need Malaria Tablets For The Dominican Republic This Christmas?
    Escaping the dull, damp winter weather at Christmas time is a dream for most people.  If you are one of the lucky ones heading for the sun this winter you will have to make sure that you have the correct vaccinations.  There is no malaria vaccine so you have to take medication before and after you travel. Punta Cana is...
  9. Are Malaria Tablets Free On NHS?

    Are Malaria Tablets Free On NHS?
    Malaria treatment is not free on the NHS because it not considered a danger to the public if it is brought into the country. The only free vaccines on the NHS are for; cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis A and Typhoid. People can catch these diseases from you when you get home. There is no vaccine for malaria so you have to...
  10. How Will Malaria Be Affected By Climate Change?

    How Will Malaria Be Affected By Climate Change?
    Malaria is a tropical disease that is spread by mosquitos.  It is caused when a mosquito infected with a plasmodial parasite bites a human.  There are four types of malarial parasites that can cause infection.  Malaria is a very serious illness that can sometimes be fatal.  It is therefore important that you are aware of which countries are a high...
  11. Are Malaria Pills Worth It?

    Are Malaria Pills Worth It?
    Malaria is a tropical disease spread by mosquitos. It is caused a by the protozoan parasite that is transferred by mosquito bites.  Symptoms vary from mild fever to fatal brain damage and coma.  No One knows how seriously they will be affected by the condition so preventative treatments are required.  Often people are concerned about the side effects of the...
  12. Which Malaria Tablets For South Africa?

    Which Malaria Tablets For South Africa?
    South Africa is an amazing vibrant country with breathtaking landscape, fascinating history, ancient artefacts, bustling cities and dangerous animals.  Lions, tigers, cheetahs and rhinos require us to keep a safe distance in order to observe them.  However, the Malaria transmitting mosquito can attack us without warning and infect us with a potentially fatal disease.   Malaria is present in over...

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