Malaria | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What should I do before I travel to lower my risk of getting malaria?
  • Are there any medicines I should take before I travel?
  • What areas of the world have the highest indicence of malaria?
  • What can I do while I am in one of these areas that will help me to avoid getting malaria?
  • Should I wait until I get to a country to buy medicines to prevent malaria?
  • Can I give someone else malaria?
  • If I do get malaria, should I travel while I have symptoms?


Malaria Prevention in Travelers by G Juckett, MD (American Family Physician May 01, 1999,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00