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06 Feb 2003

Malaria
Hi CyberDoc,

I'm will be travelling up to Mpumalanga in +/-2 weeks time and would like to know what malaria medication you would recommend and when one should start taking it.

Kind regards
Pinki
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Pinki, the best would be to take mefloquine (Lariam®, Mefliam®). You take one tablet a week, starting in the week before you go and then continue taking it for 4 weeks after you’re back. Good luck.
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