Malaria: advice to travellers.
GV Brown, BA Biggs
Aust Fam Physician | Published : 1990
Malaria continues to be a major international public health problem but many Australians who travel overseas are ill-informed of the risk of infection and have inadequate protection against this potentially fatal disease. Management is complicated by the resurgence of malaria in areas that have previously had satisfactory control programmes, and the emergence of resistance to chloroquine and other drugs. This article focuses on prevention of malaria in travellers. The more important issue of malaria control for populations residing in endemic areas is beyond the scope of this review.