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When travelling to countries that have malaria and other tropical illnesses, it is important to take proper precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Fortunately, we are here to provide you with all the necessary information on the risks associated with malaria and the different types of anti-malaria tablets available.
What's more, all these tablets can be conveniently purchased through our UK registered online pharmacy. Stay safe and worry-free on your travels with our expert guidance and quality medicines.
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a disease commonly found in the tropics caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium. There are 5 different types and the most dangerous are Plasmodium Vivax and Plasmodium Falciparum.
Malaria is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.
If you develop a fever within ONE year of return from a malaria risk area then it is essential you seek medical advice from your doctor. Make sure you tell them you have been to an area where malaria is present.
Nausea and Vomiting
Severe cases can quickly become fatal
The malaria parasite is transmitted in the saliva of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes require a blood meal in order to reproduce. Often this is animals, but more often than not is a human.
Once infected with a malaria parasite it travels to the liver and multiplies before eventually leaving the liver to infect the red blood cells.
Once the parasite has entered the red blood cells they asexually reproduce and destroy the cell releasing more parasites to start the process over again.
Malaria follows a cyclical pattern that gets worse and worse each cycle. People suffering malaria often feel better between cycles, before suffering symptoms again.
Visiting Friends and Family
Immigrants and travellers returning home from visiting friends and relatives abroad (VFR travellers) continue to pose the most significant malarial risk to UK travellers, with over 40% of all new cases being attributed to this group alone.
Many VFR travellers think they do not require anti-malarial treatments when travelling back to their country of origin. They are also often travelling for much longer periods of time and are less likely to trust medical systems such as the NHS. There are also additional challenges such as language barriers.
Freely available data (2017) showed there were 1,270 cases of malaria treated in the UK. All of these cases were from travellers visiting malaria-endemic countries. None of the infections were picked up in the UK. Over half of all cases were from first and second-generation migrants, of which 81% were visiting their family in the country of origin.
Our Price Promise
We regularly check our prices and always aimed to offer the best value malaria treatments in the UK.
Some competitors who we check our prices against include other online pharmacies like Doctor Fox, Chemist Click, Superdrug and Lloyds and we are confident that we offer the BEST value you can find.
Other methods of prevention
Even though malaria tablets provide protection, no tablets are 100% effective, therefore it is essential to take other measures against malaria when visiting risk countries, especially those with a higher risk.
Common precautions taken include sleeping under mosquito nets and using insect repellents containing DEET. Biting insects and mosquitoes can spread other diseases such as yellow fever and Dengue fever, so it is essential to protect yourself from all biting insects. Travelpharm has tips and advice on how to avoid insect and mosquito bites.
At Travelpharm we offer FREE delivery on most orders over £35, we aim to provide the best price and service at all times. With genuine products dispensed from our UK pharmacy, we aim to offer a website and service that strives to help you choose the most efficient, suitable medicines for you and your family.