Malaria Immunization Shots Atlanta

Malaria Immunization Shots Atlanta

Atlanta Travel Medicine provides Malaria prevention counseling and other international travel immunization services.  Malaria is caused by a parasite that attacks certain mosquitoes, which subsequently feed on a human host and transmit the parasite. Malaria is a serious and sometimes deadly disease. Some of the symptoms of Malaria are: high fevers, chills, flu like illness, and more.  The vast majority of cases in the United States are found in travelers and immigrants returning from countries (Sub- Saharan Africa and South Asia), where Malaria transmission occurs. Get the correct Malaria prevention at Atlanta Travel Medicine and ease some worry on your next international trip.

The CDC and Atlanta Travel Medicine recommend that international travelers to certain regions get antimalarial medication and also have a detailed itinerary of your international destinations.  Please remember a Malaria prophylaxis is important and should also include personal protective measures such as long sleeves, repellent, etc.  There are also Malaria maps available for you to determine if you will encounter any of these Malaria risk areas.

Recommended medications will work within CDC guidelines and available resources to ensure that you get the correct Malaria medication for your international travel. Many effective antimalarial drugs are available.  In your office consultation, Atlanta Travel Medicine and you will decide on the best drug for you, if any, based on your travel plans, medical history, age, drug allergies, pregnancy status, and other factors. Contact Atlanta Travel Medicine today and set up your appointment or do it online and make your international travel safer and stress free.