Friday, March 18, 2022
In 2020, malaria caused an estimated 241 million clinical episodes and 627,000 deaths. An estimated 95% of deaths in 2020 were in the WHO African Region. Malaria is also found in Central and South America, Haiti, Dominican Republic, parts of the middle and far east and some Pacific Islands including Papua New Guinea.
The latest research has identified that increasing global temperatures have led to a spread of malaria in higher altitude areas including densely populated regions of Columbia and Ethiopia.
Malaria is a disease spread by night biting mosquitoes. A parasite-infected mosquito bites you and injects parasites into the body. Malaria can develop in eight days or can take up to 12 months. About 1,800 UK travellers get malaria every year.
So how can you protect yourself? Anti-malarial tablets are the answer. You can take a free consultation with our doctor who will prescribe the best tablets for your particular journey and these can be dispensed by our online pharmacy - all from the comfort of your own home.
If you live in the Oxford area, you can visit our new outlet in Marston - Walk In Travel Clinic, where you can get all your travel vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets, without the need for a doctor's prescription.