Malaria. Principles of prevention and treatment

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1993 Sep;7(3):547-67.


In the United States, effective malaria prevention strategies for short-term travelers are available. Monitoring trends in imported malaria and continued evaluation of the effectiveness and chemoprophylaxis will allow prevention recommendations to evolve as the risk of infection and effectiveness of antimalarial drugs change. Our challenge is to increase the number of prospective travelers receiving pre-travel advice, to disseminate this information to health care providers, and to improve the quality of the advice given. The early recognition of Plasmodium infection and the institution of prompt and effective treatment will reduce morbidity and mortality from malaria in this country.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antimalarials / adverse effects
  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Malaria, Falciparum / diagnosis
  • Malaria, Falciparum / drug therapy*
  • Malaria, Falciparum / epidemiology
  • Malaria, Falciparum / prevention & control*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / prevention & control
  • Travel
  • United States / epidemiology


  • Antimalarials