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Posted by: mich | 2008/09/22

malaria toddlers

Hi Doc

Is it safe to take a 2 year old to the Kruger Park this time of year? Is there a risk of malaria?
She is very healthy, but I kept my older kids away from malaria risk areas till 5.

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Dear Mich
There is a risk of Malaria but she can use something like Lariam. Dosage depends on weight and medication must be prescribed by a doctor. You also have to use insect repellants and preferably let her sleep under a mosquito net.
Dr Bets

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