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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection carried by mosquitoes. It is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa and South America, and parts of Central America and the Caribbean. There is currently no cure for yellow fever and severe cases can be fatal, s...

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Everything You Need to Know About Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites of the plasmodium family. If left undiagnosed and untreated, malaria can be fatal.

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Should I buy malaria tablets before I travel or when I arrive in the country?

You may have heard that malaria tablets are less expensive if you buy them in the country you are travelling to. However, malaria tablets are intended to be taken for 1 day to 3 weeks before you travel. So if you wait until you arrive in a country to...

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Can I take Malaria Tablets and Alcohol?

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is unlikely to affect anti-malarial medication. But if you drink excessively, you may affect how the medication or the alcohol is metabolised by the body. This means that you may reduce the effectiveness of the me...

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Mosquito Avoidance Tips

Mosquito bites are a common problem for travellers. At best, they are merely irritating as their bites can be very itchy or sore. Scratching mosquito bites can result in marking of the skin, and potentially more permanent scarring. However, in certai...

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Do I need malaria tablets if I use a mosquito net and repellent?

This depends on which country you are travelling to. If you are travelling to a low-risk area, a mosquito net and repellent should be adequate. But in higher risk areas, malaria tablets should be used alongside mosquito avoidance i.e. nets and repell...

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Which Malaria Medication do I need?

With so many antimalarials available, it can be hard to make a decision about which is best. The CDC (centre for disease control) publish guidelines about which medications you need, for each destination. But to make things easier for you, we’v...

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What are the Best Malaria Tablets?

Whilst you definitely want to prevent malaria when travelling, different antimalarial medications are designed for different strains. So the recommended malaria tablets can vary from country to country. Here’s a general guide to help you decide...

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