Is there Malaria in Tanzania?

The answer is simple, YES. And there is no malaria vaccine, but the good news is that there is prophylaxis you can take. Since it is better to prevent the disease than to treat it, it is recommended to use anti-malarial drugs when visiting Tanzania. It is best to make an appointment with a travel professional who can best advise you.

Malaria is a contagious disease caused by a parasite. You get this by being bitten by a parasitic mosquito. These parasites reproduce first in liver cells and then in red blood cells. Symptoms include a severe cold followed by a fever, often preceded by a cold.

To protect yourself from mosquito bites, you can spray DEET insect repellent and make sure you are covered if you are outside after dark.