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Preparing your patients to travel abroad safely. Part 3: Reducing the risk of malaria and dengue fever.
Can Fam Physician. 2000 May; 46:1126-31.CF

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To provide evidence-based recommendations for family physicians advising travelers on how to reduce their risk of malaria and dengue fever.

QUALITY OF EVIDENCE

A search of MEDLINE from 1990 to November 1998 found 671 articles; randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews were sought. The Cochrane Collaboration was searched for studies relevant to family physicians; meta-analyses of impregnating bed nets with permethrin were found. Health Canada's evidence-based publications were searched; 10 recommendations based on at least one well-conducted randomized trial were found.

MAIN MESSAGE

Good evidence-based advice about the efficacy of mefloquine in chloroquine-resistant areas and for pregnant women and children is available, as is advice on the effectiveness of permethrin-impregnated bed nets.

CONCLUSIONS

Family physicians can use evidence-based recommendations to advise their patients on how to prevent malaria. The ways in which patients neglect malaria precautions are well-known. For prevention of both malaria and dengue fever, family physicians should counsel their patients to reduce the risk of being bitten by insects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's. rogert@morgan.ucs.mun.ca

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10845139

Citation

Thomas, R E.. "Preparing Your Patients to Travel Abroad Safely. Part 3: Reducing the Risk of Malaria and Dengue Fever." Canadian Family Physician Medecin De Famille Canadien, vol. 46, 2000, pp. 1126-31.
Thomas RE. Preparing your patients to travel abroad safely. Part 3: Reducing the risk of malaria and dengue fever. Can Fam Physician. 2000;46:1126-31.
Thomas, R. E. (2000). Preparing your patients to travel abroad safely. Part 3: Reducing the risk of malaria and dengue fever. Canadian Family Physician Medecin De Famille Canadien, 46, 1126-31.
Thomas RE. Preparing Your Patients to Travel Abroad Safely. Part 3: Reducing the Risk of Malaria and Dengue Fever. Can Fam Physician. 2000;46:1126-31. PubMed PMID: 10845139.
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