Travel & Malaria

Malaria: Traveling to Nigeria can be an exciting and enriching experience, with its diverse cultures, vibrant cities, and stunning natural landscapes. However, it’s essential to be aware of potential health risks, such as malaria, and take proper precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Malaria is a prevalent disease in Nigeria, so understanding how to prevent it is crucial for travellers.

Malaria in Nigeria: Malaria is a a mosquito borne infectious disease caused by parasitic protozoans belonging to the plasmodium type and a health concern in Nigeria. It is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The disease is most prevalent in the rainy season, which typically occurs from April to October. While malaria is preventable and treatable, it’s important to take proactive measures to avoid contracting the disease.

Preventive Measures:

  1. Antimalarial Medication: Consult a travel health professional before your trip to determine the appropriate antimalarial medication for your needs. Start taking the medication before entering the malaria-endemic areas and continue as prescribed during your stay and after your return.
  2. Mosquito Avoidance: Mosquito bites are the primary method of malaria transmission. Use mosquito repellents containing DEET on exposed skin and clothing. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks to minimize skin exposure.
  3. Bed Nets: When sleeping, use insecticide-treated bed nets to create a barrier between you and potentially infected mosquitoes.
  4. Clothing and Accommodation: Choose accommodations with screened windows and doors or air conditioning to keep mosquitoes out. If staying in open-air locations, consider using a bed net even during daytime naps.
  5. Environmental Awareness: Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so avoid stagnant water sources and areas with high mosquito activity. Use mosquito coils and insect sprays in your living space.
  6. Time Awareness: Mosquitoes that carry malaria are most active during the early evening and early morning. Take extra precautions during these times.

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