Standby Emergency Treatment of Malaria in Travelers

Experience to Date and New Developments

Patricia Schlagenhauf; Eskild Petersen


Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2012;10(5):537-546. 

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Guidelines for the Use of SBET

The traveler should be provided with simple written guidelines, for instance based on the guidelines published regularly by WHO,[103] to guide him or her in the use of SBET. The following sequence can be suggested:

  • The traveler is unwell with fever (>37.5°C) and/or other symptoms such as malaise, headache, myalgia, gastrointestinal tract symptoms or shivering;

  • Qualified medical attention is unavailable within 24 h of onset of symptoms, or the traveler has a confirmed medical diagnosis of malaria and is prepared to treat with his or her quality malaria therapy purchased prior to travel;

  • A minimal period of at least 6 days has elapsed since entering the malaria-endemic area;

  • The traveler reduces fever (with tepid sponging and paracetamol); The traveler seeks medical attention at the first opportunity for complete evaluation and to exclude other serious causes of fever.


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