Local News Update

Malaria

Treatment

Treatment

Malaria is treated with antimalarial drugs and measures to control symptoms.The type of medications that are used to treat malaria depends on the severity of the disease and the likelihood of chloroquine resistance. The drugs available to treat malaria are


List


chloroquine

quinine

hydroxychloroquine

doxycycline

clindamycin

artemether-lemefantrine

mefloquine


prevention


As much as possible stay in indoors, especially at night when mosquitoes are most active

Use mosquito nets and bed nets. It's best to treat the nets with the insect repellant permthrin