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


Shanks, G D; Magill, A J; Freedman, D O; Keystone, J S; Bradley, D J; Steffen, R (2007). Drug-free holidays: pre-travel versus during travel malaria chemoprophylaxis. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77(1):1-2.

Abstract

Although efficacious forms of malaria chemoprophylaxis currently exist, many travelers to malaria-endemic areas fail to use them effectively. We suggest that taking antimalarial 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.

Abstract

Although efficacious forms of malaria chemoprophylaxis currently exist, many travelers to malaria-endemic areas fail to use them effectively. We suggest that taking antimalarial 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.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:24 Apr 2009 08:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:13
Publisher:American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
ISSN:0002-9637
Official URL:http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/content/full/77/1/1
PubMed ID:17620622

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