Malaria chemoprophylactic regimens for travellers

February 1994
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1994, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p307
Academic Journal
The article outlines recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the use of chemoprophylactic anti-malaria regimens among travelers. For areas where Plasmodium vivax is the predominant species, chloroquine is recommended. A combination of chloroquine and proguanil is recommended for areas were Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine has been reported. In southeast Asia, Indochina and Africa, mefloquine is recommended since these areas have Plasmodium falciparum that are highly resistant. For multiple-resistant Plasmodium falciparum, doxycycline is recommended.


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