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Which malaria prophylaxis is recommended when traveling to east africa?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several choices

Malaria is a parasite which is spread by the bite of a mosquito.
Prevention of mosquito bites is essential in preventing malaria. In addition, travelers to eastern africa should take preventative medication. It is best to get advice from your travel medicine specialist as each medication (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine) has benefits and side effects.

In brief: Several choices

Malaria is a parasite which is spread by the bite of a mosquito.
Prevention of mosquito bites is essential in preventing malaria. In addition, travelers to eastern africa should take preventative medication. It is best to get advice from your travel medicine specialist as each medication (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine) has benefits and side effects.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Though chloroquine-resistant malaria is found in africa, prophylaxis with Mefloquine can be used.
However, this drug may not be right for everyone. This depends on several factors, including the: 1. Presence of resistant strains of malaria; 2. Medical history of the traveler; 3. Activities of the traveler; and 4. Medications concurrently taken. Consult with an infectious diseases physician.

In brief: It depends

Though chloroquine-resistant malaria is found in africa, prophylaxis with Mefloquine can be used.
However, this drug may not be right for everyone. This depends on several factors, including the: 1. Presence of resistant strains of malaria; 2. Medical history of the traveler; 3. Activities of the traveler; and 4. Medications concurrently taken. Consult with an infectious diseases physician.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Go to CDC Website

You can find your information on the website.
Center for disease control.

In brief: Go to CDC Website

You can find your information on the website.
Center for disease control.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Will check!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Sorry to delay. I personally would take mefloquine. Other are good but given factors of sun etc, I go as above. Have fun!
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