March is a bad time for malaria in that area. The usual advice these days is not to take children under 8 years into known malarial areas unless absolutely necessary.Full anti-mosquito precautions must be taken including sleeping under mosquito nets plus all the other usual precautions.Children cannot use Doxycycline and the malaria in this area is chloroquine resistent. Malarone Paediatric is one possible preventive drug to consider but is known to have unpleasant side effects in some people. Speak to your pharmacist about anti malarial prophylaxis if you decide to go.
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