I’ve got my malaria tablets, is that enough?

So you’ve got your tablets sorted, that’s enough to avoid malaria right? Unfortunately not.

The NHS recommend an ABCD approach to preventing malaria.

A for Awareness of risk – speak to a medical professional about whether you are at risk.

B for Bite prevention – avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering your arms and legs, and using a mosquito net.

C for Check if you have the right tablets –and make sure you have the correct dosage, and finish the course.

D for Diagnosis – seek immediate medical advice if you have malaria symptoms, including up to a year after you return from travelling.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/malaria/prevention/

Products to prevent bites available here

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