Drug-free holidays: Pre-travel versus during travel malaria chemoprophylaxis

Academic Article


  • Although efficacious forms of malaria chemoprophylaxis currently exist, many travelers to malaria-endemic areas fail to use them effectively. We suggest that taking anti-malarial 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. Copyright © 2007 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  • Authors

    Pubmed Id

  • 18724803
  • Author List

  • Shanks GD; Magill AJ; Freedman DO; Keystone JS; Bradley DJ; Steffen R
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  • Volume

  • 77
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