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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: MOM | 2004/10/14

Q.

Malaria

Hi Dr,

My daughter is 6 months old, we are going to the Kruger National Park over Christmas (she will then be 8 months). What can I give her for Malaria, is it safe and how long before the time should I start giving her something for malaria.
Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

We would not advise taking a child under 2 years of age to a heavily malaria infested area, such as the Kruger national park, during the summer time.

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