Next Article in Journal
Allosteric Inhibitors of NMDA Receptor Functions
Previous Article in Journal
Endocannabinoids and Human Sperm Cells
Previous Article in Special Issue
Chemoprophylaxis of Tropical Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prophylaxis: A Comprehensive Review

Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia, Piazza Spedali Civili, 1 - 25123–Brescia, Italy
Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Palermo 635 – 95100 Catania, Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(10), 3212-3239;
Received: 1 September 2010 / Revised: 7 October 2010 / Accepted: 11 October 2010 / Published: 13 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tropical Medicine)
The flow of international travellers to and from malaria-endemic areas, especially Africa, has increased in recent years. Apart from the very high morbidity and mortality burden imposed on malaria-endemic areas, imported malaria is the main cause of fever possibly causing severe disease and death in travellers coming from tropical and subtropical areas, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. The importance of behavioural preventive measures (bed nets, repellents, etc.), adequate chemoprophylaxis and, in selected circumstances, stand-by emergency treatment may not be overemphasized. However, no prophylactic regimen may offer complete protection. Expert advice is needed to tailor prophylactic advice according to traveller (age, baseline clinical conditions, etc.) and travel (destination, season, etc.) characteristics in order to reduce malaria risk. View Full-Text
Keywords: malaria; prophylaxis; traveller malaria; prophylaxis; traveller
MDPI and ACS Style

Castelli, F.; Odolini, S.; Autino, B.; Foca, E.; Russo, R. Malaria Prophylaxis: A Comprehensive Review. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 3212-3239.

AMA Style

Castelli F, Odolini S, Autino B, Foca E, Russo R. Malaria Prophylaxis: A Comprehensive Review. Pharmaceuticals. 2010; 3(10):3212-3239.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Castelli, Francesco, Silvia Odolini, Beatrice Autino, Emanuele Foca, and Rosario Russo. 2010. "Malaria Prophylaxis: A Comprehensive Review" Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 10: 3212-3239.

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop