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Advice to travelers: when returning from travel

Our recommendations once back from the trip:

  • it is essential to continue the antimalarial treatment the time planned by the doctor.
  • if a fever appears in the weeks following a return from a malarious country, it is necessary to consult a doctor; indeed, any unexplained fever in this context is regarded a priori as malaria access; it takes a blood test to make the diagnosis and treat without delay.
  • if diarrhea develops and does not stop, especially if they are accompanied by fever or if they are bloody, a doctor should also be consulted.

To remember

Going on a trip means holidays for most of us. Some basic rules are nevertheless important to follow in order to avoid that pleasure can turn into a nightmare:

Before the journey :

  • inquire about the sanitary conditions of the place of destination,
  • weigh the pros and cons to travel with children;
  • Pregnant women and people with chronic diseases are relatively fragile people, they must also think about possible risks;
  • prepare a pharmacy kit.

On the spot :

  • watch out for water and raw foods,
  • take regular antimalarial drugs if malaria is prevalent,
  • use repellents and a mosquito net,
  • put on clothes and shoes,
  • do not bathe in fresh water.

When returning from your trip:

  • continue antimalarials
  • see a doctor if something is wrong.

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Read also :

> Diabetes and travel
> How to ensure the safety of children at the pool?
> Traveling during pregnancy
> Health on the move: useful addresses
> 10 tips to keep your spirits back on vacation

Sources:
- Ministry of Health, Sante.gouv, 2012.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2012.

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