The World Health Organisation advises against taking infants and young children [under 8 years] to malarial areas. This is because of the dangers of malaria as well as difficulty in identifying safe anti-malarial treatments for young children. There is also the problem of trying to give these mostly very bitter tasting medicines to young children. If the trip is ABSOLUTELY necessary then careful prevention measures against mosquito bites is recommended. This includes definitely sleeping under mosquito nets and using Peaceful Sleep mats in bedrooms and applying anti- mosquito sprays to the skin especially at night.
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