New recommendations for malaria prevention in UK travellers

Country-specific guidance on malaria risk and chemoprophylaxis for UK travellers has been updated in MIMS.

Approximately 1500 cases of malaria were imported into the UK in 2012 by UK travellers | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Approximately 1500 cases of malaria were imported into the UK in 2012 by UK travellers | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

The guidance, supplied by the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), has been revised to reflect new recommendations from Public Health England’s Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP).

Risk estimates and recommended antimalarial regimens for some countries and/or geographical areas have been updated, and some geographical areas of risk have been redefined. The guidance can be found online and at the back of MIMS in print.

The ACMP has also updated its advice on malaria prevention in specific populations including children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with renal or hepatic impairment and those taking anticoagulants.

 

Printable travel health fact sheets for patients are available on the MIMS website.

Further information: Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the United Kingdom 2013

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