Will you avoid the Thai Cambodia border because of it? If not, what are you doing to protect yourself against it?
I'm currently recovering from malaria I picked up on the China - Burma border and it really is no joke. Luckily mine responded to treatment when I finally got to a doctor a week after having my first attack but even so I very nearly died. Before that I'd thought that malaria was something that only happened to other people and was rarely fatal but I turned out to be wrong. The words "agonising" and "terrifying" don't even come close to describing what it was like. If there really is drug-resistant malaria on the Thai - Cambodia border then anyone who doesn't avoid the area is pretty stupid.
Were you taking Malaria prevention medication when you got Malaria Ed? If so, which one?
No it was stupid, I'd been taking malarone throughout my travels whenever I went to a malarial area but then about 4 months before I was due to go home I got lazy and just stopped bothering to take anything. Really clever 😊
Were you using some kind of mosquito repellant to prevent bites?
nope, no repellant, no nets, nothing. Had been on the road for a long time with no problems, started to think i was indestructible and got lazy. Again, really clever 😊 Anyway, will shortly be publishing a blog about my experience of malaria and near death experience