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What are the alternatives to anti-malaria pills?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Cancel your trip

The best alternative to malaria prophylaxis in an endemic area is to cancel your trip.
I once met a traveler who tried to prevent malaria in a hot tropical country by wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants and by eating lots of raw garlic. Not only was he an unpopular travel companion, but he ended up in the hospital with cerebral malaria.

In brief: Cancel your trip

The best alternative to malaria prophylaxis in an endemic area is to cancel your trip.
I once met a traveler who tried to prevent malaria in a hot tropical country by wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants and by eating lots of raw garlic. Not only was he an unpopular travel companion, but he ended up in the hospital with cerebral malaria.
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