A 56-year-old female asked:
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what malaria tablets should one take going to mozambique to do some diving - don't want any side effects ?

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Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
New generation: Ask your doctor about the new generation anti malaria meds like atovaquane/proguanil or mefloquine. Best wishes
Answered on Dec 7, 2018

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