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Malaria is a very serious disease, and its presence in many regions of the world is well known. So if you are traveling to an area where malaria is present, it is important to reduce the risk of infection by taking medicine before you travel, while you are in the area, and after you return home.
Malaria is usually a preventable infection. There are good drugs to prevent malaria. During malaria treatment, doctor may do daily blood smears to follow the course of the infection. Most medicines for malaria are ones you take by mouth.