Malaria Channel
Topics & Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Malaria Incubation Period

Malaria Incubation Period and Prophylaxis

Antimalarial drugs taken for malaria prophylaxis (prevention of spread) can increase the malaria incubation period by weeks or months, long after the traveler has left the malaria-endemic area. Such long delays between exposure and development of malaria symptoms can result in misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis, because of reduced clinical suspicion by the healthcare provider. Returned travelers should always remind their healthcare providers of any travel in malaria-risk areas during the past 12 months.
 

Information on Malaria

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.