Malaria is a serious tropical disease that is spread by infected mosquitoes. If it is not diagnosed and treated quickly it can be fatal.
Countries at risk Higher areas of risk of Malaria occur in Africa, South East Asia, India, and parts of South and Central America.
It is very important to wear insect repellent when travelling to high risk areas. Ideally insect repellents that are used should contain the chemical ingredient DEET. Any insect repellent which contains DEET 50% or more is needed in high risk areas regardless of if malaria tablets are taken or not.
It is very important to be aware of malaria symptoms especially when travelling to high risk areas. Symptoms include fever, sweats and chills, headaches, vomiting, muscle pains and diarrhoea.
There are many different malaria tablets to choose from and it is therefore best to book an appointment with our travel advisors to work out which one would best suit your travel.
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