Antimalarial Drug Trials
Over the past decade, a large number of Australian servicemen and woman have reported suffering symptoms such as schizophrenia, hallucinations, and seizures as a result of experimental malaria drug trials. To make matters worse many veterans are still fighting for compensation and medical recognition for the toll the drugs have had on their health in the long-term.
The trials took place between 1999-2002 with two experimental drugs being tested on an estimated 2800 military personnel. Hundreds of the veterans have since come forward blaming the drugs, Tafenoquine and Mefloquine, for their suffering.
Any step to successfully prevent the spread of malaria is vital, however, the prevention is far more complex than just taking the medication prescribed by your doctor.
When devising a plan for travelers entering high-risk areas a good travel doctor should recommend three things:
- The right antimalarial medication for you
- The appropriate clothing and environmental circumstances to be cautious of
- A long-lasting and highly-effective repellant
Protecting Yourself Against Malaria – The HealthGuard Benefit
In high-risk areas, the appropriate malaria medication is a necessity. However, no medication offers 100% protection and should always be used in conjunction with other methods of prevention.
HealthGuard Premium Protection, when used with antimalarials in high-risk areas, or by itself when advised by a doctor to exercise caution, offers an entirely non-invasive method of protection.
Our anti-mosquito treatment has been trialed and tested for over a quarter of a century and has been proven to retain up to 85% efficiency after several cleans.
Unlike traditional spray on repellents or antimalarial medications, HealthGuard Premium Protection has the benefit of being non-invasive and causes no adverse side-effects.
Hiking gear, clothing, and backpacks can be treated prior to travel removing the need to spray harsh chemicals directly onto the skin. Treated garments have been independently tested to reduce mosquito blood feeding by 98.9% – a great sales point for adventure wear retailers and bulk producers alike.
When it comes to protecting yourself against potentially-fatal diseases such as Malaria there is no such thing as too much protection. Be informed of the risks and give yourself, or your customers, the best possible protection against mosquito-borne diseases.