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What precautions should I take to prevent malaria in India?

Page last updated 28 April 2020

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

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Sources & Citations

8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. India – Traveler View. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india [Accessed 16 April 2020].

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].

SPANZ.SPAS.18.04163(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020

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