What to do
If you visit a malaria zone, it’s important to take precautions to prevent being bitten, such as using mosquito nets and repellent. Malaria preventative drugs should be taken – check with your doctor well in advance when and how your child should take them. If you suspect your child might have malaria, get to a doctor quickly as it can be serious. Treatment is with anti-malaria drugs and is usually effective.
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