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The latest evidence for practice

The latest evidence for practice

Cutting Edge

Una Adderley
Specialist Nurse
Team Leader

What are the most effective drugs for preventing malaria in travellers?

Each year around 150 people die from malaria acquired while travelling. A further 10,000–30,000 develop malaria following their travels. Plasmodium falciparum is the species of malaria that causes most severe illness and death but there is evidence that this species is becoming resistant to chloroquine, which is the most commonly used prophylactic drug.

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