Currently there is no vaccine for protection against malaria despite intensive research for decades. Hence an alternative method that can provide fairly reliable protection against malaria is needed. Malaria prophylaxis is considered as a good option for protection against malaria. Read to know more on malaria prophylaxis.
Consult your doctor for chemoprophylaxis against malaria. Your doctor will recommend chemo-prophylactic medication based on the species and drug resistance prevalent in a country. The medicine given to prevent malaria is based on:
The medicines used for preventive treatment of malaria (or malaria prophylaxis) are:
For people traveling from an area where malaria is rare to an endemic area (region where malaria is common) it is important to consider taking malaria prophylaxis. The medication should be started before travel, taken during the stay and after returning from the place to reduce the risk of infection. Your doctor can advise you regarding the medication, the dose and time it needs to be taken before and after travel.
it is important to note that malaria prophylaxis is not recommended for people or residents of a malarious area and it is not prescribed as a remedy to prevent re-infections as well.
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