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A tip from the CDC concerning malaria medicationToday’s tip is inspired by a tweet from the CDC, and it concerns malaria medication:

My primary advice to travelers to malaria-risk countries is to see a doctor well before your departure and to follow his or her instructions. Beyond that, you should trust medications from your home over anything you might pick up in a foreign place. As the CDC notes, this applies to people visiting friends and family abroad, who are “8–10 times as likely to be infected with malaria as tourists.” Here’s the CDC’s page on visiting friends and relatives, and here’s its page on malaria.

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1 Comment On "A Tip From the CDC Concerning Malaria Medication"
  1. Jerry Mandel|

    Go to your county health office (especially in big cities) for travel health advice and immunizations. Your own doctor won’t be knowledgeable.

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