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Posted by: Markus | 2011-09-23

Visiting a low risk malaria area

I am visiting a low risk malaria area in the coming week. (Sabie/Nelspruit area) It is still spring and it''s still cold, but do you think it would be worth while to drink malaria prevention medicine?

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Markus

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In your position would probably not take anti-malaria drugs, because the risk for that area and time of year is indeed very low. I would be conscientious about using all the other preventive measures: mosquito netting, long sleeves, insect repellent, indoors dusk-dawn, and I would watch myself for possible symptoms after the trip. (See http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-824-1855,11956.asp)

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Posted by: Suevonne | 2011-10-16

This info is the cat''s pjaamas!

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Posted by: EnviroHealth Expert | 2011-09-27

In your position would probably not take anti-malaria drugs, because the risk for that area and time of year is indeed very low. I would be conscientious about using all the other preventive measures: mosquito netting, long sleeves, insect repellent, indoors dusk-dawn, and I would watch myself for possible symptoms after the trip. (See http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-824-1855,11956.asp)

Please note that I am not a medical specialist - you may like to run this question by our Travel Health Expert too.

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