Malaria is a major tropical disease caused by a single mosquito bite. It can be effectively prevented with the use of anti-malarial medication of which we stock 4 of at Simply Meds Online. Prevention is better than managing the symptoms and complications of malaria after exposure.
To find out which treatment is required for your area of travel please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.
Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil), Doxycycline and Lariam are equally as effective at preventing malaria but all have their advatages and disadvantages.
Contracting malaria can be serious and therefore prevention with anti-malarials is always recommended. Symptoms of malaria can include:-
Symptoms can take between seven days to over a year to reveal themselves. Even if it is over a year since you visited a high risk area and you are suffering symptoms you must visit your doctor. You will be given a blood test and if it is positive you will be treated immediately.
Malaria is caused by a Plasmodium parasite that enters the bloodstream when it bites you and is prevalent in:-