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Posted by: Adele | 2012-04-04

Malaria for kids

Hi there,

We are going to Mosambiek in May and what precaution/prevention can we use for us and our 18 month toddler? Is there any other medicine we can use other than the tablets, like an injection (heard of it before) ?

Thanks,

Adele

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Adele

Unfortunately, there is no injection to prevent malaria. The best is prevention from stings. A mosquito net is the first line of prevention, as well as covering up (wear trousers and long sleeves) and the use of mosquito repellants. Consult a peadiatrician, as the use of preventative antibiotics can be useful. You will have to consult a doctor for a prescription of preventative medicine. It is very important to be aware about the symptoms of malaria, especially on return from your trip. Please refer to the following article for detailed information: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/malaria.htm

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