Malaria is caused by five different types of parasites: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P.knowlesi. In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide, along with being endemic in over 90 countries.
It is found mostly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, with Africa the most affected region worldwide, accounting for the most cases and deaths from the disease. It is also common in South America and South Asia,
so you’ll need to be fully informed about the country you’re visiting.
Tetracyclines were discovered in the 1940s. They’re widely available, affordable, and have been used extensively as prophylactics. They have proven efficacy for malaria prevention.
By blocking the processes of dangerous bacteria, Doxycycline allows your body’s immune system to fight off infection, stopping malaria before it develops.