Drug-Free Holidays: Pre-Travel versus During Travel Malaria Chemoprophylaxis.


Shanks, GD; Magill, AJ; Freedman, DO; Keystone, JS; Bradley, DJ; Steffen, R; (2007) Drug-Free Holidays: Pre-Travel versus During Travel Malaria Chemoprophylaxis. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 77 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0002-9637

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Abstract

Although efficacious forms of malaria chemoprophylaxis currently exist, many travelers to malaria-endemic areas fail to use them effectively. We suggest that taking antimalarial medications prior to travel may prevent more malaria by improving compliance. Treatment regimens of antimalarial drugs taken prior to travel could protect persons for up to one month of exposure. We urge additional testing of pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis regimens.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
PubMed ID: 17620622
Web of Science ID: 247979800001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/9426

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