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Malaria prophylaxis and self-therapy in airline crews


Steffen, Robert; Holdener, Fridolin; Wyss, Rosmarie; Nurminen, Liisa (1990). Malaria prophylaxis and self-therapy in airline crews. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 61(10):942-945.

Abstract

The risk of malaria infection in airline crews is estimated to be 0.5 per 1,000 persons per night in areas with high levels of malaria transmission. Routine chemoprophylaxis for years is not recommended because of possible side effects. Airline crews should therefore use appropriate measures to prevent mosquito bites. In addition, they may need to carry "standby" medication with them to be used for presumptive treatment of a febrile illness if medical attention is not readily available.

Abstract

The risk of malaria infection in airline crews is estimated to be 0.5 per 1,000 persons per night in areas with high levels of malaria transmission. Routine chemoprophylaxis for years is not recommended because of possible side effects. Airline crews should therefore use appropriate measures to prevent mosquito bites. In addition, they may need to carry "standby" medication with them to be used for presumptive treatment of a febrile illness if medical attention is not readily available.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:October 1990
Deposited On:14 Jun 2016 13:14
Last Modified:21 Feb 2018 09:07
Publisher:Aerospace Medical Association
ISSN:0095-6562
OA Status:Closed
PubMed ID:1978665

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