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How to prevent malaria?

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Posted on Mon, 2 Jun 2014
Question: hai sir;Me and my wife planning for a trip to Andaman.Is malarial vaccination neccessay.? How much it cost?How many days before the journey shld we take d vaccination?Is it available in hospitals of kerala?
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Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no vaccine for malaria at present

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query.

At present there is no vaccine available for malaria.

However to prevent malaria to some extent you can take malaria prophylaxis.

You need to take it weekly.

Need to start it before 2 weeks of travel and continue till 4 weeks after travel.

This is a prescription medicines,so please visit your doctor and get it prescribed.

Alongwith medicine you will also need measures to protect yourself from mosquitoes.

I hope this helps.

Wishing you great time ahead.

Regards,

Dr.Pragnesh
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Brief Answer: There is no vaccine for malaria at present Detailed Answer: Dear Thanks for posting your query. At present there is no vaccine available for malaria. However to prevent malaria to some extent you can take malaria prophylaxis. You need to take it weekly. Need to start it before 2 weeks of travel and continue till 4 weeks after travel. This is a prescription medicines,so please visit your doctor and get it prescribed. Alongwith medicine you will also need measures to protect yourself from mosquitoes. I hope this helps. Wishing you great time ahead. Regards, Dr.Pragnesh