Malaria in travelers. Epidemiology, disease, and prevention

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1998 Jun;12(2):267-84. doi: 10.1016/s0891-5520(05)70005-2.


The combination of increases in international travel and escalating drug resistance has resulted in a growing number of travelers contracting malaria. Preventing malaria-associated morbidity and mortality will require improved health information for travelers about the risk of malaria and appropriate preventive measures, improved recognition of infection by physicians, rapid and accurate laboratory diagnosis, and prompt initiation of effective therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Drug Resistance
  • Humans
  • Malaria / epidemiology
  • Malaria / prevention & control*
  • North America / epidemiology
  • Travel*


  • Antimalarials