How to prevent malaria while travelling

Malaria, one of the world's biggest killers, is an infectious disease passed on by a mosquito bite. The following separates facts from myths, answers frequently asked questions and helps prevent malaria while travelling.

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Introduction

Malaria mosquito bite
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There are many myths surrounding the disease, ranging from “I hardly ever get bitten by mosquitoes so I’m not at risk” to “I am staying in a five star hotel so I’ll be fine”, but the facts are that it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to contract malaria.

British travellers are increasingly visiting malaria hotspots with a 200% increase in travel in the past fifteen years. As they visit more exotic locations they are increasingly putting their health at risk by not taking the correct precautions. Travel should be fun but people should be malaria aware.

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