Malaria isn’t endemic in all parts of the world, which is why many of us don’t have a natural immunity to malaria parasites. There is also not currently a vaccine against malaria, which is why malaria prophylaxis is so important. Malaria prophylaxis involves the use of antimalarial treatments, like Malarone, Doxycycline, Paludrine & Avloclor. It’s important to choose the right treatment based on your travel destination, as in some parts of the world the malaria parasite has developed chloroquine resistance. Chloroquine is one of the main ingredients in Paludrine & Avloclor.
If you are preparing to travel to a malaria risk area and you are unsure about which treatment you should take, the below map can help you find out which is the best treatment for you.
|In this part of the world the deadly, chloroquine-resistant Malaria falciparum parasite is prevalent. Recommended treatments therefore include Malarone and Doxycycline.|
|In this part of the world malaria strains are still sensitive to chloroquine, therefore Doxycyline, Malarone and Paludrine & Avloclor can be used.|
Please note that you should always notify your doctor or staff at a travel clinic of all your travel information to ensure that you are fully prepared. The above map should merely be seen as a guideline and you shouldn’t take any treatment without the approval of a medical professional. Although malaria prophylaxis with the help of treatment is always recommended, you should also take additional preventative measures to avoid getting bitten, such as wearing protective clothing and closing windows at night.