The Yobe State Ministry of Health, WHO and Malaria Consortium are delivering seasonal malaria prophylaxis
to nearly 190,000 children aged 03 - 59 months across 60 wards of Yusufari, Tarmuwa, Bade, Machina, Nguru and Karasuwa local government areas (LGAs).
No malaria prophylaxis
had been taken, and no pretravel advice had been sought.
"A travel specialist can help determine if it is appropriate to take malaria prophylaxis
pills and can provide advice on steps that can be taken to help avoid mosquito bites, such as wearing long sleeved tops and trousers, applying anti-insect cream (containing a 30-50% DEET concentration) and using anti-mosquito nets during sleep," said Dr Maslamani.
The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge and practice of travel vaccination and malaria prophylaxis
among resident doctors of BJ Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad.
People who are currently receiving malaria prophylaxis
or who are unable to complete the entire three-dose pre-exposure series before starting malarial prophylaxis should therefore receive pre-exposure vaccination by the intramuscular route.
The reasons for travel, destination, duration, history of malaria, history of receiving malaria prophylaxis
were all recorded.
Nonetheless, the development of drug resistance has restricted their use for malaria prophylaxis
Decoquinate is structurally distinct to atovaquone, which is broadly used for malaria prophylaxis
and treatment, and decoquinate demonstrates limited cross-resistance to atovaquone-resistant parasites .
Effectiveness of doxycycline combined with primaquine for malaria prophylaxis
. Med J Aust.
Be sure to take malaria prophylaxis
if you're advised to do so.