anti- malaria tablets really needed?
22nd June, 2010
next month we will be traveling in North Laos and planning a trekking from Luang Prabang (tips?) We travel with our 4 (teenager) kids. Is it stupid not to take anti-malaria tablets?
I prefer not to take them..someone experienced on this topic???
#1 Posted: 22/6/2010 - 18:11
In 07 I spent 5 months in rural laos with my wife an infant and 4 yr old, we took nothing. It was a decision based on conversations with medical professionals there in the country. Since then incidence has dropped further. Dengue, Cholera, Hepititis, AIDs, and Rabies are also present but I don't worry about them either.
Personal choice I guess.
#2 Posted: 22/6/2010 - 18:31
Some more information regarding pros and cons of malaria meds here. personally I'd go with the preventative approach (use repellant, mosquito net etc)
#3 Posted: 23/6/2010 - 12:46
I totally agree with Somsai. I have taken nothing for the 5 years I have lived here.
#4 Posted: 25/6/2010 - 16:58
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