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Antimalarial medicines are the only effective way to prevent
malaria infection. But some malaria parasites have
become resistant to certain medicines in certain areas of the world.footnote 1 The most accurate information about malaria medicine resistance in specific countries is available from the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/malaria) and the World Health Organization
The malaria medicine used to
treat the infection depends in part on the location where a person gets malaria
and the type of malaria parasite causing the infection.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Travelers' health. Travel safe. Travel smart. Explore travel health with the 2014 Yellow Book. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/yellowbook-home-2014. Accessed January 12, 2015.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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