• 160 Tuckton Rd, Bournemouth BH6 3JX
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Malaria is a potentially serious parasitic infection transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.

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Symptoms of Malaria vary but typically include: fever, headache, fatigue and muscle aches. Cough and diarrhoea may also occur. Malaria can be fatal if left untreated. Anyone who has been in an area where there is a Malaria risk and is displaying these symptoms should seek medical help straight away. Not only is Malaria transmitted by mosquitoes, in many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread other diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Yellow Fever and Zika. It is therefore important to ensure adequate protection from mosquito bites to prevent the contraction of other disease.

Much of the tropical regions of the world include parts of Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Oceania have a risk of Malaria. If you are unsure if your travel destination has a risk of Malaria, it is important to find this out prior to your trip. Malaria is preventable and curable if diagnosed and treated promptly.
At Tuckton Pharmacy we offer the full range of medications for antimalarial prophylaxis as well as mosquito repellents for the prevention of mosquito bites. Antimalarials include: