Malaria

Worried you have got malaria?

Malaria is a very common illness in many parts of the world, spread by mosquitoes that bite from dusk to dawn.  It can be a serious and sometimes fatal illness if not acted upon quickly.

Seek urgent medical attention if you have any malaria symptoms.

If you have any of the following malaria symptoms seven or more days after arriving in a malaria risk area or within a year of your return seek urgent medical attention and make sure the doctor is aware that you have visited a risk area for malaria:
•    Fever 38°C or above
•    Flu-like symptoms
•    Headache
•    Diarrhoea
•    Sweating and Shivers

Well Travelled Clinics offers a free NHS emergency service to all travellers with the symptoms described above who have returned from a malaria risk area.

You may walk in to the Travel Clinic at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 08:30-3:00 pm Monday to Friday for emergency tests and treatment (if necessary).  Outside of these hours seek immediate medical attention from your own GP or go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department.