Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Should be in Travel Warnings
According to experts of infectious diseases, owners, developers and maintainers of travel websites should make it a priority to include infectious disease risks, such as malaria risks, as part of their information drive for their customers. Aside from handing out last minute deal offers, many medical experts believe that there is a potential cause for alarm regarding malaria.
The fact is that in the British Medical Journal, a letter was published just this week that the doctors have some cause for concern over three British travelers who came home from Gambia, and acquired imported Malaria. Gambia is a nice place to travel during the winter, but it is also an endemic place for Malaria. This letter in the British Medical Journal has John Widdrington as its author.
John Widdrington comes from James Cook University Hospital as a specialist of infectious diseases. The James Cook University Hospital is located in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. So, the problem with these websites is that they usually offer last minute deals and holiday bookings, so that they are not able to hand out anti malaria drug prescriptions to these travelers.
The three British travelers acquired severe Malaria because they booked in a website, with travel bookings, and all of them didn’t get anti-malaria prescriptions.