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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
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.
Dr. John Leander Po
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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
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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