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What precautions should I take to prevent malaria in India?

Page last updated 13 November 2018

Malaria occurs in all areas of the country including Mumbai and Delhi. The exceptions are areas above 2000 metres such as Kashmir. Remember, malaria-transmitting mosquitoes primarily bite between dusk and dawn, but caution is advised at all times.

You can protect yourself against mosquito bites with:

  • insect repellent 
  • avoid wearing perfumes or scented deodorants 
  • wearing clothes that cover your arms and legs 
  • staying in accommodation that has fly nets or screens.

Speak with your healthcare professional about whether or not you might need medication for malaria, 4-6 weeks prior to your departure


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Sources & Citations

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, India. Available at: [accessed 10 May 2018

SPANZ.SPAS.18.04163a - Date of preparation July 2018