Malaria is a deadly disease — what often starts as mild flu-like symptoms can rapidly progress to severe illness and may even result in death. Fortunately, this disease is completely preventable. If you are planning to travel to an area where Malaria is a concern, then you should first visit Executive Health Services, Inc.
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a disease caused by a type of parasite that infects the blood, liver, causing fever, vomiting, and other symptoms.
How do people contract Malaria?
Most people contract the disease after being bitten by an infected female mosquito.
Where is Malaria typically found?
Malaria is predominantly transmitted in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa; however, some parts of Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America are also known to pose a malaria transmission risk for travelers.
Is Malaria preventable?
Yes, Malaria is preventable. Transmission of the disease is reduced by using mosquito nets and insect repellant. Most importantly, drugs are essential for travelers visiting the area.
Why should we prevent Malaria?
Malaria is often not detected until it is too late to treat. That is why it’s essential to use an antimalarial drug before traveling to an at-risk area.
Where can I START THE PREVENTION?
Executive Health Services, Inc. has convenient locations in the Philadelphia area where you can receive life-saving antimalarial drugs.
Who should I speak to about a Malaria vaccination appointment?
Our support staff is available by phone 24/7 when you call toll-free at 800-ASPIRIN or 215-235-3000. No matter when you call, you will be able to speak with a live representative.
Executive Health Services, Inc. is the premier provider of travel services as well as the GLOBAL migration AND IMMIGRATION health exam provider in the greater Philadelphia area.
Don’t risk contracting a life-threatening illness while you’re traveling abroad. Schedule an appointment with Executive Health Services, Inc. for all of your travel health needs.