Malaria is a severe mosquito-transmitted blood infection. Prescribed malaria medications should be taken before, during and especially after returning from your travels. Failure to do so may result in contracting this preventable and extremely dangerous disease. The risk of acquiring malaria is not uniform from country to country, or even within countries, and depends on local conditions. TravelWell will advise you regarding any prophylaxis necessary for your trip.

No antimalarial drug is totally protective. These drugs should be supplemented by the use of protective clothing, insect repellent, screening and mosquito nets when possible. If you develop a fever after returning from a malaria-endemic region, especially within the first several months, contact TravelWell without delay and indicate your exposure to malaria.

From Your Pharmacy:

  • Antimalarials (as prescribed by your physician)
  • Insect repellent