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Malaria-prevention advice updated

By News team

Healthcare professionals who provide malaria-prevention advice to travellers have been issued with updated guidelines. They replace guidelines from 2007 and have been produced by Public Health England’s Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention.

Public Health England said that the risk of malaria and preventive medicines recommendations have been changed for some countries, and some geographical areas of risk redefined. Healthcare professionals who advise travellers should familiarise themselves with the new guidance in its entirety, the National Travel Health Network and Centre said.

Sections that have been updated include: anticoagulants, breastfeeding, chemoprophylaxis, children, emergency standby treatment, frequently asked questions, HIV and AIDS, and liver disease.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2013.11124830

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