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what is the best way to prevent against malaria?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Prophylaxis: Take malaria prophylaxis while in endemic areas, chosen based on the drug resistance patterns in the area you're visiting. Also, take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Use of prophylaxis when in endemic areas. Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use >>>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Use permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. DEET agents can be used on skin.
Apr 27, 2013

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