Christian Heesch discusses prevention of falciparum malaria in visitors of West Africa

Chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria has been detected in many malaria-prone countries, according to Christian Heesch, a physician with work experience there.  He suggests for those flying to West Africa malaria drug prophylaxis with one of the following three medications:  Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil), doxyxycline, or Lariam (Mefloquine).  Christian Heesch points out that they all have unique side effects, and those wanting to use them should consult their physician on which drug to take.  Christian Heesch also suggests looking at http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/ and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/malaria-prevention-guidelines-for-travellers-from-the-uk  for more information on malaria prevention for travelers.
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Author: Robert Strong