A 28-year-old male asked:
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hi, we are visiting mozambique in january, i would like to know whats the best malaria prevention medication for adults and for a 5 year old?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Malaria prevention: Different regions have different types of malaria. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/mozambique addresses consideration of specific malarial drugs when traveling to Mozambique. Recommend consulting with a travel medicine specialist. Malarial species in Mozambique- Malaria species: P. falciparum >90%, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax rare.
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

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