With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, your health has never been so important as it is today.

While movement restrictions are in place, please stay alert, control the virus and save lives. See https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for further updates.

Glenmark are sorry that you may have cancelled or postponed your holiday and travel plans. We want to reassure you that if you have purchased Maloff tablets, they have a shelf life of 3 years from date of manufacture and may still be in date once you reschedule your trip. Please check the pack(s) that you have purchased to confirm the expiry date.

Remember, some symptoms of malaria are similar to COVID-19. If you believe you may have COVID-19, it is important that you disclose any overseas travel, particularly within the last three months, but even up to one year after returning home.1 In 2018, a total of 1,683 cases of imported malaria were reported in UK travellers. Where a history of chemoprophylaxis (antimalarial medication) was available, 88% had either taken antimalarials incorrectly or not taken them at all.2

Whilst a holiday, in any of the beautiful countries that malaria is present, is a very attractive option, it is not without its risks.

Once travel restrictions are lifted, follow the NHS ABCD approach to prevention https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/malaria/prevention and speak to your pharmacist about Maloff Protect. To support the NHS ABCD approach Glenmark are happy to provide a complimentary bottle of insect repellent with all purchases.

If you wish to follow the COVID-19 situation in the country you were hoping to visit please click https://travelhealthpro.org.uk

References:

  1. Patient information leaflet. May 2017.
    https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/660/pil. Last accessed June 2020.
  2. https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/news/435/imported-malaria-cases-in-the-united-kingdom-in-2018. Last accessed June 2020.
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