Efficacy of Antimalarial Chemoprophylaxis for Travelers


Fabrice Simon, MD, Service de pathologie infectieuse et tropicale, Hôpital d’Instruction des Armées Laveran, BP 50, F-13998 Marseille Armées, France. E-mail: simon-f@wanadoo.fr


Nine of 26 French tourists developed malaria after a 2-week stay under field conditions in a highly endemic place in Burkina Faso. A study of their preventive antimalarial measures identified a strong association of malaria attack with absence or inadequacy of chemoprophylaxis but not with mechanic measures.