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A risk-benefit analysis has been used to balance the risks to travellers of death from malaria against the toxicity of various drug regimens. The mortality of travellers who take no prophylaxis is estimated to be surprisingly low, and it is concluded that most travellers, even in areas of drug resistance should take only non-toxic drugs, such as a combination of chloroquine and proguanil.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet

Publication Date

31/05/1986

Volume

1

Pages

1256 - 1261

Keywords

Africa, Antimalarials, Asia, Bayes Theorem, Drug Administration Schedule, Drug Evaluation, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Drug Therapy, Combination, Humans, Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, Proguanil, Quinine, Risk, Travel, United Kingdom