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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: niccy | 2007/11/28

Q.

malaria

Hi! We are planning to go to Kruger Park and Mozambique next year. Our baby boy will then be 11 months old - is it dangerous seeing that it is a malaria area? Is there any precautions that can be given to a baby? Thank you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Please do not take a young baby to the Park and especially to Mozambique. The anti-malarials are not advised for this age group and the mosquitoe avoidance measures are not !00% guaranteed to be effective.

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