Malaria

If you will be traveling abroad, particularly to developing countries, and you need travel vaccines, come to Statcare Urgent Care in Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); and the Bronx at E. 174th Street.

We offer malaria medications for those who are planning international travel. Our travel clinic vaccines and immunizations are easy to get and very affordable.

Come to Statcare for all your emergent care, urgent care, and medical needs, including physicals and vaccinations.

We are open 365 days a year, including weekends and all holidays!

Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (855) 9 FOR DOC today.

Malaria FAQs

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite that infects a certain type of mosquito. The disease is transmitted through mosquito bites of an infected mosquito. Symptoms include fever, chills, and flu-like illness. While malaria can be fatal if untreated, it can be treated by antimalaria drugs.

Malaria is especially common in Africa, south of the Sahara Desert, and in parts of South Asia, Central America, and South America. If you are traveling to any of these regions, you may be at risk. Check with the CDC to determine if malaria is prevalent in the area you will be traveling to.

There is currently no vaccine to provide immunization against malaria, but you can take an antimalaria medication to help prevent it. There are 5 oral antimalaria drugs available, and recommendations for which one to take differ according to the country you are traveling to and your health status. You should take the medicine before, during, and after travel to an area where malaria is present.

No antimalaria medication can guarantee 100% protection, so you must use other precautions along with it, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and long pants, sleeping in a mosquito-free setting, or using an insecticide-treated bed net.

If you are traveling to an area in which malaria is common, come to Statcare to get your antimalaria drugs to take with you. Our travel clinic doctor will determine which medication is best for you.

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Hicksville, New York

 232 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

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 37-15 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

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 932 East 174th Street
Bronx, NY 10460

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 2063A Bartow Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475

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Brooklyn, NY 11216

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