A 46-year-old female asked:
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my family and i are traveling to mozambique, inhambane area to be specific , in december. i am so confused about whether to take anti malaria medication. some people say dont because of the side effects and it masking symptoms. others say it is a my?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Take the meds!: Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all US travelers to Mozambique, from the Center for Disease Control. So you should take it too! See this link: https://tinyurl.com/vtxtwbz
Answered on Jul 14, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Mozambique & Malaria: Antimalatria medication is recommended if you are traveling to Mozambique. See: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/mozambique
Answered on Jul 15, 2020

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