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Prevention is better than cure, so here are a few tips..
Malaria is widespread in many tropical and subtropical..
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The conjugated meningococcal (ACWY) vaccine is a..
One in five tourists on package holidays fall ill, most with stomach upsets..
|Vaccinations||Price (per dose)|
|Hepatitis A/Typhoid combined||£50|
|Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B combined||£55|
|Japanese B Encepahlitis Adult||£75|
|Tick Borne Encephalitis||£75|
|Malaria Prophylactic Tablets||Price (per tablet)|
|Doxycycline (1 capsule daily)||£0.50|
|Mefloquine (Lariam, 1 tablet weekly)||£3.50|
|Malarone (1 tablet daily)||£1.95|
IntroductionMalaria is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries and is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria, but you can protect yourself in three ways.
Avoidance of Bites
Mosquitoes cause much inconvenience because of local reactions to the bites themselves and from the infections they transmit. Mosquitoes spread malaria, yellow fever, dengue and Japanese encephalitis.
Taking Antimalarial Tablets
Drugs Most Commonly Used for Malaria Prevention
Travellers must always, through discussion with their doctor or pharmacist, make sure they use a drug which they can tolerate (only the more common side effects are given here) and one which is appropriate for their destination(s). No drug is 100% effective.
Chloroquine (licensed for prophylaxis in UK)
Proguanil (licensed for prophylaxis in UK)
Mefloquine® (licensed for prophylaxis in UK)
Doxycycline (licensed for prophylaxis in UK)
Atovaquone plus proguanil (licensed for prophylaxis in UK)