Whether you’re just passing through a malaria area or you’re staying for a while, make sure you take appropriate measures to help protect yourself.
Parasite-carrying mosquitoes can bite and spread disease anywhere; from jungle treks and safari tents, to beach bars and 5-star hotels.
Even if you used to live in a malaria area, you should still get malaria protection, as any natural immunity you had disappears very quickly when you move away1.
Mosquitoes can bite all year around, so the best thing to do is be diligent and take the required precautions.
Always check well in advance if your destination is a malaria hotspot. If you’re unsure about the recommended medication for your trip, visit your local pharmacy. Also, if your travel plans change, seek updated travel advice.
Take a look to see if your destination is affected by malaria
1. Carter R, et al. (2002) Evolutionary and historical aspects of the burden of malaria. Clin Microbiol Rev. 12(4). P.22-33