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Malaria Prevention

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Malaria Prevention

You can get Malaria Prevention treatment in Brighton and Hove from our pharmacy.

Please call our pharmacy on 01273600638 or ask in store about our Malaria Prevention treatment.

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn't diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.

Symptoms of malaria

It's important to be aware of the symptoms of malaria if you're travelling to areas where there's a high risk of the disease. Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature of 38C or above
  • feeling hot and shivery
  • headaches
  • vomiting 
  • muscle pains 
  • diarrhoea

Symptoms usually appear between 7 and 18 days after becoming infected, but in some cases the symptoms may not appear for up to a year, or occasionally even longer.

Preventing malaria

Many cases of malaria can be avoided. An easy way to remember is the ABCD approach to prevention:

  • Awareness of risk – find out whether you're at risk of getting malaria before travelling. 
  • Bite prevention – avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering your arms and legs, and using an insecticide-treated mosquito net. 
  • Check whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets – if you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose, and finish the course 
  • Diagnosis – seek immediate medical advice if you develop malaria symptoms, as long as up to a year after you return from travelling. 

Please call our pharmacy on 01273600638 or ask in store about our Malaria Prevention treatment​​​​​​​.