What precautions should I take to prevent malaria in India?
Malaria occurs in all areas of the country including Mumbai and Delhi. The exceptions are areas above 2000 metres such as Kashmir. Remember, malaria-transmitting mosquitoes primarily bite between dusk and dawn, but caution is advised at all times.
You can protect yourself against mosquito bites with:
- insect repellent
- wearing clothes that cover your arms and legs
- staying in accommodation that has fly nets or screens.
Speak with your healthcare professional about whether or not you might need medication for malaria, 4-6 weeks prior to your departure
Sources & Citations
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10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last-Minute Travelers. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/last-minute-travelers [Accessed 16 April 2020].
12. New South Wales Government. Mosquitoes are a health hazard – communicable diseases factsheet. Available at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/infectious/factsheets/factsheets/mosquitoes-health-hazard.pdf [Accessed 16 April 2020].
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