Get access to our malaria prevention service in Bury today! Malaria is a potentially severe parasitical infection. There are five types of Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria in humans. Globally, malaria is prevalent throughout tropical regions such as Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania. However, if identified early enough, malaria can be prevented and treated.
Each year, foreign visitors to the UK are estimated to have had 1,500 cases of malaria. As a result, eight fatalities or less have been documented since 2006. The risk of malaria is affected by the time of year, location, type of accommodation, activities, usage of anti-malarial medications, and efforts taken to avoid mosquito bites.
Travellers to regions where malaria is endemic run the risk of getting the illness. This includes immigrants to the UK who were born in nations with a high malaria incidence and are currently travelling to see family and friends. Once they travel to an area where there is no risk of malaria, the immunity they developed in their country of origin will swiftly decrease. As a result, their children who were born in the UK won’t be malaria-resistant. Children, elderly travellers, pregnant women, and those whose spleens are absent or not working well are more likely to contract a severe infection such as hepatitis A or B.
Malaria prevention service in Bury
There are a number of things that must be done to prevent malaria. The A, B, C, and D of malaria prevention are as follows:
– Awareness of the risk
– Bite prevention (mostly at night)
– Chemoprophylaxis (using appropriate malaria prevention tablets)
Our specialist pharmacist will provide country-specific information on malaria prevention medication.
It is important for all travellers to be aware of the symptoms and signs of malaria. They should seek quick medical attention if the symptoms appear while they are travelling or up to a year after they have returned home.
Get in touch or book your appointment with Future Care Pharmacy today for more information about malaria prevention in Bury.