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
- avoid wearing perfumes or scented deodorants
- 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
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, India. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/select-destinations/india [accessed 10 May 2018
SPANZ.SPAS.18.04163a - Date of preparation July 2018Show All