Posts Tagged: malaria

What is malaria? Malaria is a serious and potentially deadly disease found in many tropical countries. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Malaria carrying mosquitoes most often bite in the evening and overnight. The malaria parasite replicates once in the body so you can get very unwell from just one bite….

What is Malaria? Malaria is a disease cause by a parasite passed on to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are 5 different types of parasite that can cause disease but the type that causes the most severe forms of the disease is caused P. falciparum and is the most common type…

With many different options available when it comes to antimalarial medication, it can be confusing working out which one is best for you. The safest option would be to come for a consultation in one of our clinics to discuss your trip and medical history. But if you’re looking to safely buy medication online from the Nomad pharmacy,…

Taking antimalarial medication is vital in some parts of the world where malaria is endemic. Furthermore, different regions require different medication to be effective. You’ll find out which medication is recommended for the areas you’re travelling to during your travel health consultation with a Nomad expert, or you can find out using the NHS Fit…

Malaria II

In the last blog, we told you what unpleasant things could potentially happen if you caught malaria, this time around we’ll tell you how to prevent it. By using some simple techniques and the right equipment, you can greatly reduce your chances of a dreaded female Anopheles mosquito choosing to land on you in the...

Malaria I

During the year 2010, 1,761 travellers returned to the UK with malaria, having acquired the disease in areas of Africa, Asia or Central/South America. Many of the people who contract this deadly disease put themselves at risk by not taking appropriate medication, or by taking it incorrectly, such as by not continuing to take the...