It is important to be protected against malaria as this is a malaria area.

 

Please continue with your prophylactic medication during your stay in Zimbabwe.

 

It is also important to apply other methods of prevention with your prophylactic medication.

 

  • Wear clothing with long sleeves and cover your ankles – especially at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are the most active.

  • Use long-lasting insecticide sprays inside rooms.

  • Keep a fan on in the room during the night – the current seems to put off the mosquitoes.

  • Apply mosquito repellents directly to the skin.

  • Blankets treated with mosquito repellents are useful

 

Common symptoms of Malaria

 

In the early stages malaria symptoms are sometimes similar to those of many other infections caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites.  Symptoms may include:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Headache

  • Sweats

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea and vomiting

 

Symptoms may appear in cycles and may come and go at different intensities and for different lengths of time especially at the beginning of the illness the symptom may not follow this typical pattern.