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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Mom | 2004/10/13

Q.

Malaria - can a 1yr old take precautions

We want to go to Mozambique, but we are unsure whether our 1yr old can take the malaria tablets. How old must they be to be able to take the medication?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The advice would definitely be to avoid a heavily malaria infested area if possible while the child is still less than 2yrs of age.

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