Malaria – a perilous and potentially deadly condition that has an effect on people who travel to all parts of the planet rife with mosquitoes, malaria is known to cause about 655,000 deathseach year. With intensive awareness of the risks posed by malaria and the inner workings of the condition, visitors to parts of the earth as sub-Saharan Africa or Asia should not go to these places without taking an efficient malaria vaccine.
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Many of the best vacation spots are in malaria areas. The more adventurous traveller going to places where fast access to medical guidance isn’t available may wish to carry a course of anti-malarial ‘stand-by ‘ treatment. This may be taken if symptoms of possible malaria develop, but it’s not an alternative to medical care, and it’s vital to seek medical advice and a blood film. There are malaria diagnostic kits available which enable travellers to do a blood test on themselves to decide if their illness is due to malaria or not.
We all get bitten by insects at some time or other – we are just too plentiful a source of food for insects to ignore. However, some people react fairly badly to an insect bite, while others do not seem be all that much troubled by them. The most widespread insect bites are from mosquitoes, ants, fleas and gnats or midges and now bed bugs are coming back as well..