Preventing Malaria

malariaMalaria is a disease caused by the plasmodium parasite; it is transmitted via bites from infected mosquitoes to human beings.

The parasites begin to multiply in the liver and can infect red blood cells. The disease is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries.

It is essential that those travelling to parts of Asia, Africa, South America and some parts of Europe take malaria prophylaxis prior to leaving the UK and maintain protection while abroad.

The appropriate level of protection will be discussed in consultation with a doctor.

We provide prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis at no additional cost when you have any of our travel vaccines.

Otherwise the cost is £45 for a short malaria consultation and prescription.

The cost of the medication from a pharmacy on private prescription depends on the length of the course you are prescribed.