Séjours prolongés en zone endémique de malaria : quelles stratégies de prévention ? [Long-term travelers to malaria endemic areas : What prevention strategies ?]

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Séjours prolongés en zone endémique de malaria : quelles stratégies de prévention ? [Long-term travelers to malaria endemic areas : What prevention strategies ?]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Miauton A., Genton B.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
13/05/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
693
Pages
978-983
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Long-term travelers are particularly exposed to malaria. It is essential to inform them about this risk, the recognition of the symptoms of the disease and the need for prompt treatment. Addressing any fears of travelers and answering their questions improve therapeutic adherence. Personal protective measures (repellents, mosquito nets) are fundamental and safe to reduce exposure to the vector of the disease. Depending on the individual risk of malaria and the special vulnerability of the traveler, short-term or prolonged chemoprophylaxis and/or emergency self-treatment and a rapid diagnostic test for malaria may be offered.
Keywords
Animals, Antimalarials/administration & dosage, Antimalarials/therapeutic use, Chemoprevention, Early Diagnosis, Health Education, Humans, Malaria/diagnosis, Malaria/drug therapy, Malaria/prevention & control, Mosquito Nets, Mosquito Vectors, Secondary Prevention, Travel-Related Illness
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