Chloroquine is a medication used to prevent malaria. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor and not listed in this leaflet.
Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite (Plasmodium species), which can be spread to humans by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.
To prevent malaria, you may protect yourself against mosquito bites by:
Following these guidelines and medication does not mean that you will not get malaria. If you have a fever or experience chills between 1 week and up to 1 year after your return, you should seek medical attention. Inform the doctor that you have been to a country where malaria is common. Malaria can be effectively treated if discovered early. A delay in treatment may result in serious health problems.
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