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Malaria

14 July 2009

Malaria: a holiday souvenir?

Check whether your holiday destination is in an area where malaria is prevalent. Without taking the proper precautions, your annual family holiday could end in tragedy.

Check whether your holiday destination is in an area where malaria is prevalent. Without taking the proper precautions, your annual family holiday could end in tragedy.

Take action: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about taking the proper medication – it depends on the specific area that you're travelling to. Also take note of other ways to keep the mosquitoes away: wear long pants and shirts with long sleeves – especially at dawn and dusk; use long-lasting insecticide sprays inside homes and buildings; apply mosquito repellents directly to the skin; use mosquito netting over the beds – these can be soaked in certain types of insecticide.

 

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