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Malaria-Prophylaxe bundesdeutscher Afrikareisender


Steffen, Robert; Mächler, R; Heusser, Rolf; Naef, U (1990). Malaria-Prophylaxe bundesdeutscher Afrikareisender. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 115(8):290-294.

Abstract

From May 1985 to July 1988, 11,445 German residents who had travelled to Africa filled in a questionnaire during the return flight and a second questionnaire sent to them 3 months later. 92.6% of the travellers had been on holiday and 99.3% of these holiday-makers were aware of the risk of malaria. Before and during their stay in the tropics 10,955 travellers (95.7%) had taken the chemoprophylaxis correctly, though in some instances the drugs prescribed were not in accordance with the guidelines existing at the time. However, 3227 of them (35.5%) discontinued the drugs too early, i.e. less than four weeks after their return. Only 4.3% of the travellers had taken proper precautions against mosquito bites. In view of the ever increasing numbers of people travelling to countries where malaria is endemic, doctors and travelers should be provided with more information and should be given more consistent advice on malaria prophylaxis.

Abstract

From May 1985 to July 1988, 11,445 German residents who had travelled to Africa filled in a questionnaire during the return flight and a second questionnaire sent to them 3 months later. 92.6% of the travellers had been on holiday and 99.3% of these holiday-makers were aware of the risk of malaria. Before and during their stay in the tropics 10,955 travellers (95.7%) had taken the chemoprophylaxis correctly, though in some instances the drugs prescribed were not in accordance with the guidelines existing at the time. However, 3227 of them (35.5%) discontinued the drugs too early, i.e. less than four weeks after their return. Only 4.3% of the travellers had taken proper precautions against mosquito bites. In view of the ever increasing numbers of people travelling to countries where malaria is endemic, doctors and travelers should be provided with more information and should be given more consistent advice on malaria prophylaxis.

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Other titles:Malaria prophylaxis of West German travelers to Africa
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:German
Date:23 February 1990
Deposited On:14 Jun 2016 13:23
Last Modified:15 Jun 2016 08:32
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:0012-0472
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2008-1065005
PubMed ID:2307096

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