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Bangladesh, Asia

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Bangladesh?

Most of Bangladesh is rated as very low risk for contracting malaria.  There are exceptions and these are mainly located in the south-east of the country around the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazaar.  Unfortunately due to the large numbers of migrants arriving from Myanmar, effective as of end 2018 it is recommended that patient use anti-malaria tablets for areas in between due to the potential for changes to mosquito activity in the area.    

If travelling to a mal

Please check HERE to see a malaria map of Bangladesh on fitfortravel (a NHS website).

What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Bangladesh?

If you don't already have a prescription from your Doctor for malaria medication, you can save precious time by using our online consultation service to order the suitable malaria medicines for this region by clicking on the following links. Any of the medicine listed can be recommended for malaria prevention in this region. If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your Family Doctor, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) on the following links. For Travelpharm will supply your prescription, once we receive it from you. When you place your order on one of the links below, please follow the instructions on where to send the prescription.

› Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone

› Malarone Tablets 

› Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)

› Doxycycline Capsules

› Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg)

› Maloff Protect Tablets (Atovaquone/Proguanil)

Your online consultation will be reviewed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber registered in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.

What else can I do to prevent malaria?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.

What Vaccines do I need for Bangladesh?

Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Bangladesh:

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies
ConRecConCon  Con

 

TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec  Rec  

Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission

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