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Healthy holiday: travel health & vaccination deadlines

If you are travelling outside of the UK or Europe, you risk coming into contact with diseases which aren’t present in the UK. This means you need to be vaccinated against them to ensure your safety when travelling abroad.

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How to avoid malaria on your next trip abroad?

Let us be under no illusions, malaria is one of the biggest killers on earth and ensuring that you do not catch the disease is a serious matter. Around 2000 British people come home every year from their travels abroad having contracted the disease. ...

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How to prevent malaria - top 10 tips

Malaria is one of the biggest human killers on earth and yet it is preventable and treatable.  If you are planning a trip abroad, whether you are off on a backpacking adventure or planning a 5 star round the world trip, it is vitally important t...

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What are the different malaria tablets?

Malaria is a serious tropical disease that is both preventable and treatable yet it is one of the biggest killers of humans on earth. It is caused by a parasite known as the Plasmodium parasite which is carried and spread by the female Anopheles...

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Can you get malaria tablets on prescription?

Malaria is an extremely serious disease that occurs in tropical parts of the world; the majority of cases and deaths from malaria happen in sub-Saharan Africa although you are still at risk if you are travelling to South-East Asia, the Western Pacifi...

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Malaria and global warming

Malaria is a very serious disease that can be deadly if not treated.  The disease is caused by a parasite that is transmitted via the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It can be prevented and can be treated using antimalarial me...

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The history of malaria

That bug, of course, is a mosquito which, when it bites, feeds on your blood and in doing so can transmit disease from person to person. Whilst it is very difficult to estimate numbers, roughly speaking it is thought that as many as 750,000 huma...

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The challenges of an effective malaria vaccine

So why is it taking so long to develop a malaria vaccine when new vaccines are developed all the time? There approximately 225 million cases of malaria globally and as many as 800,000 resultant deaths per year; most of the victims are children u...