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Review of Malaria Risk and Prevention for Use in Corporate Travel

Hymel, Pamela MD, MPH; Yang, William MD

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181808068
Special Section on Health and the Corporate Traveler
Abstract

Malaria continues to be a significant, life-threatening illness in many parts of the world. For corporate travelers from countries with low endemicity, the risk of infection is considerable. Many corporate travelers are unaware of their risk, unsure of the correct preventative measures, and receive incorrect advice regarding prevention or do not comply with advice they have received. This review addresses the risk of malaria to the nonimmune corporate traveler, disease transmission, and recommended means of prevention, including prevention of mosquito bites and antimalaria chemoprophylaxis.

Author Information

From the Occupational and Environmental Health Foundation (Dr Hymel), Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif.; and Health Management (Dr Yang), Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA.

Address correspondence to: Pamela Hymel, MD, MPH, Occupational and Environmental Health Foundation, Cisco Systems, 170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, 408-527-2615; E-mail: phymel@cisco.com.

©2008The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine