What is Malaria? (CDC.com)

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness.

  • About 2,000 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year.
    • The vast majority of cases in the United States are in travelers and immigrants returning from countries where malaria transmission occurs, many from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Preventing Malaria?

  • The most used preventive drug used for preventing Malaria is called Antimalarial pills. They are unlike a vaccination and must be taken on a regular basis.
    • No antimalarial drug is 100% protective and must be combined with the use of personal protective measures, (i.e., insect repellent, long sleeves, long pants, sleeping in a mosquito-free setting or using an insecticide-treated bednet).

Who Should Be Using Preventive Action?

Anyone traveling to a region with malaria should consider antimalarial medication.

Where Can I Get Antimalarials?

    • Antimalarials are available by prescription-only, visit our trusted pharmacy for a full consultation on what you need to stay protected against Malaria

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