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malaria pill's for malaysia incl. borneo or not?

safety first, but there very expensive, malrone malaria pill's.
12 years ago, July 16th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #42063  
Traveling trough Malaysia and Borneo for about 3 weeks, shall I take malaria pills with me? or is repellent and long clothes good enough?
please advise and thanks a lot!


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12 years ago, July 16th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #42072  
Hello Roel and Anka 😊

If you are going to a high risk Malaria region it is advisable to take anti Malaria pills. Malaria is too serious a disease to take chances with. Check on the World Health Organisation(WHO) website to find out if you will be going to a high risk region.

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12 years ago, July 16th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #42080  
Be careful if you are a diver....there is only malrone which for three weeks will cost you over 130 euro. There is another one....doxy something....never remember the exact name...need to take pills for a month after exposure...way cheaper...but you need to be very careful with the sun.

You don't want to play with malaria....and all these other stuff...just did yesterday yellow fever, hep A & B, polio and tetanos. You may want to consider typhoide also...nothing cheap thought! With Hep A & B, be caeful, if you did only one shot and not the 3 over 6 months...you are covered only for few months... Reply to this

12 years ago, July 16th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #42083  
The other commonly used anti Malaria medication is called Doxycycline

There is also Larium which conveniently only involves taking a pill once per week. Many prefer not to use this one because of the possible side effects. It causes mental problems in some people such as bad dreams, depression... It does not effect everyone in this way so it may be the one for you if you are not prone to depression or anything like that.
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12 years ago, July 17th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #42145  
Dont worry about Malaria in Malaysia.Unless you been to Jungle...or visiting Penan at Sarawak.Its depends the place you visiting now..

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