Malaria is a potentially serious and fatal illness that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It occurs in many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Malaria is one of the most severe infectious diseases faced by travelers. Nearly all cases can be prevented. Knowing if you are at risk and taking the right precautions are essential steps to avoiding infection.
Your individual risk for exposure depends on many factors including: itinerary details, season of travel, accommodations and activities. During a complete pre-travel consultation, we will learn more about your itinerary details to help determine if you will be at risk for exposure to malaria and . We have the most current country specific data and maps on malaria risk to help guide the discussion.
A basic level of protection focuses on taking precautions to avoid mosquito bites. In addition there are several prescription medications that help prevent malaria. If you will be at risk for malaria it is important to select a medication that is right for you and your needs. We take the time to review all of your options and provide you with written information along with the written prescription for the appropriate medication to help reduce your risk of malaria infection.
We also offer a range of essential travel products, including insect repellents, to help you optimize your travel health preparation.