Malaria is transmitted through mosquitoes and can be a life-threatening disease. Mosquitoes can carry parasites transmitted to human blood in connection with a mosquito bite. Symptoms of malaria include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, diarrhoea and sweating. The incubation period for malaria is about one to four weeks. However, it is also possible that the disease breaks out after several years. Although there are drugs that prevent malaria, it is essential to stay away from mosquitoes, for example, by using mosquito nets. Malaria occurs mainly in tropical countries.

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When is malaria prophylaxis needed?

Travel destination and time of travel determine if you should take malaria tablets. There are different tablets, and it is essential to decide which pills are needed in good time before the trip. Some tablets should be taken about 1-3 weeks before travel and then taken regularly during the journey. Both children and adults can take the pills. However, it is the age and weight of the child that determines how much of the drug is needed.

Does malaria prophylaxis have any side effects?

Overdose can cause serious illness. The side effects of malaria tablets vary depending on the tablet being taken. Usually, the side effects can be dizziness, nausea and headache. Not everyone gets side effects. It is essential to follow the instructions for malaria prevention carefully.

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