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.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 (2012). CDC Health Information for International Travel 2012: The Yellow Book. New York: Oxford University Press. Also available online: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/yellowbook-2012-home.htm.
April 11, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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