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Malaria prophylaxis

Dear expert team!

In autumn 2012 I would like to travel to Namibia. While planning the trip I came across the hint several times that preventive health precautions have to be taken necessarily with regards to malaria prophylaxis, especially when travelling to the North (e.g. Etosha pan). I have been travelling a lot and also far away but up to date a malaria prophylaxis has not been necessary for the travel destination.
My questions:

How does malaria prophylaxis agree with the other CF specific medication, especially with antibiotics?
Which prophylaxis is recommended?
Which rescue medication should be part of the travel luggage?
Or should I better find another travel destination?

Many thanks!


The WHO gives specific information which prophylaxis is reasonable for which regions. The most important measure is always an insect repellent that is effective, regularly and really applied everywhere on the body (DEET; "repellent"). The most important drugs are mefloquine (Lariam®) and atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone®). These sometimes lead to a worsening of digestion but can also used in CF individuals.

Best regards,
Prof. Dr. TOF Wagner