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07 March 2013 08:11
Holidaymakers should think about how they can avoid contracting malaria when travelling to at-risk areas
Prevention is most certainly better than cure when it comes to malaria, according to an expert. Dr Martin Wiselka, a consultant in infectious diseases at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, is warning that holidaymakers travelling to at-risk areas should think about how they can avoid contracting the disease.
He recommends using insect repellent, which can reduce the number of painful bites, as well as covering up at night. Anti-malarial drugs can also be used in some cases, but travellers should always seek advice from their GP before purchasing any.
Of course prevention does not always work, so taking out
medical travel insurance is one way of covering yourself in case something does go wrong. A good insurance policy can provide cover in the event of any accidents or health problems and pay for any potential return home.
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