A 47-year-old member asked:
curious as to why can't treatment with drugs stop people from being infected with malaria?
1 doctor answer
Dr. William Zachary answered
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
It can!: There are numerous drugs available to help prevent malaria when one is traveling to endemic areas. The drugs recommended vary from location to location. The cdc website has a good section for the traveling public on this. As an aside - and possibly for future reference if it actually works - a malaria vaccine is under development, and initial studies are promising.
Answered on Sep 4, 2013
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