Let’s delve into what malaria is, where it occurs, who is at risk, and how to protect yourself during and after travel.
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a disease that affects many countries and is primarily transmitted through the bits of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Although it can be a serious illness, it is preventable and treatable with the right measures.
- Malaria is a disease prevalent in tropical countries.
- The disease is transmitted through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.
- It can be prevented and treated effectively with antimalarial medication.
- Unlike some illnesses, malaria is not contagious and cannot spread from person to person.
- The risk of infection varies depending on factors such as the type of local mosquitoes and the season, with the highest risk during the rainy season in tropical countries.
If you decide you don’t want to travel in a malaria area, there are plenty of malaria-free safaris to choose from.
Coming soon: Link to some Malaria free travel ideas