Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted by
night- biting mosquitoes. Malaria is found in over
100 countries and is one the most dangerous
parasitic diseases in the world. If you are
traveling to countries with high malaria risk you
may need to take antimalarial drugs. The
medication you are prescribed will depend on
the country you are visiting and your itinerary.
The medications for malaria include chloroquine,
Malarone, mefloquine, and doxycycline.
Maps of Malaria-Endemic Countries Please get
the medication and TAKE it. Please!!
Mosquitoes in Africa are most
likely to be carrying malaria
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The most common cause of illness with
countries, the attack rate can be as high as 50
to 60 % for travelers. Food and water
precautions may prevent this illness, but is
very difficult for travelers to follow. The
temptation to try new foods can be
overwhelming. Every traveler should carry
Pepto Bismol, loperamide (Imodium), and an
oral antibiotic for this illness. Catonsville Travel
Vaccines provides prescriptions for this
condition. The antibiotic prescribed depends
on the country, the age, and medical history of
Don't let the toilet become your
best friend while traveling.
Climbing to altitudes over 8000 feet can
result in Acute Mountain Sickness. This
condition affects the brain resulting in
headaches, loss of appetite, nausea,
vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, or insomnia.
Catonsville Travel Vaccines can provide
prescriptions for medications to treat this
Motion sickness occurs in automobiles,
airplanes, and boats. Catonsville Travel
Vaccines can provide prescriptions for
patches or oral medications to treat, or
prevent, this problem.
You will need all types of
sunscreen, insect repellents,
products which Travel