Malaria Region R
Region R - No medication required, low risk of malaria. Use insect repellents at all times.
Also use mosquito nets and wear long sleeved clothing after dusk.
Although the risk of malaria may be low, there may be a risk in surrounding areas and a risk of being bitten by other disease carrying insects.ANTI-MOSQUITO MEASURES FOR PREVENTING MALARIA:
No prophylaxis regimen is 100% effective so it is important that you take the following measures to avoid being bitten:
• Use mosquito nets impregnated with permethrin (an insecticide) around the bed at night. Check that the net has no holes. Tuck the net under the mattress.
• Use effective insect repellents on exposed skin. DEET (diethyltoluamide) products are recommended. The Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) advise that concentrations of DEET below 20% would not be effective against mosquitoes. The protective effects of DEET only last for a few hours so several applications will be necessary; DEET 50% has the longest duration of action. (DEET can damage some fabrics and plastics)
• Wear long-sleeved clothing, long trousers and socks when outdoors after sunset. (They only bite between dusk and dawn) Permethrin or DEET products are available for application to clothing.
• There is no evidence to suggest that taking vitamin B, garlic or yeast spreads will act as a repellent. Herbal or Homoeopathic remedies should not be used to prevent malaria. Wrist bands impregnated with DEET, citronella products and electonic buzzers are not effective. Tea tree oil and bath oils also provide no protection.
Kill any mosquitoes in the room before sleeping.
This page was last updated: Monday 25 September, 2017