The following medicines are licensed, safe and effective anti malaria treatments available in the UK.
Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease which is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries spread by mosquitoes.
It is caught by being bitten by an infected mosquito that is carrying the malaria parasites in its saliva.
If you're travelling to an area with a risk of malaria, then it's crucial to take the correct precautions to enjoy a safe and healthy trip.
If you are not sure whether you are at risk of malaria, you can check if your travel destination puts you at risk on the Fit For Travel website.
Malaria is a serious disease, spread by mosquitoes, and is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries.
About 3.2 billion people (almost half of the world's population) are at risk of malaria.
In 2013, according to the WHO malaria report there were about 198M malaria cases and an estimated 584,000 malaria deaths.
Malaria parasites are transmitted when an infected female mosquito (anopheles) bites its host, the disease is then carried in the blood of the host. Even if you or your parents are originally from a country in which malaria is prevalent, you will still be at risk if you now live in the UK, as your immune system changes and adapts to your environment. This means you will still need tablets.
Common symptoms include:
Available treatments for Malaria prevention: