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Malaria is a potentially fatal tropical disease that spreads through the bite of mosquitoes that are infected with a parasite called Plasmodium. Malaria is found in over 100 countries throughout the world. This short course will provide you with a quick revision of the condition and is suitable for any non specialist healthcare professional that deals with travellers at risk of malaria.
By the end of this course you will understand:
- What malaria is and what causes it.
- What the optimal conditions for mosquito breeding are.
- The symptoms of malaria.
- The importance of mosquito bite prevention in preventing malaria.
- Treatments available for malaria prophylaxis.