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Malaria in Laos?

  • grak88

    Joined Travelfish
    24th January, 2012
    Posts: 17

    We are bussing up to Laos from Cambodia. We'll be working our way south to north in Laos. What's the malaria situation and should we be taking malaria pills throughout? Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 19/2/2012 - 18:34

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  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
    Posts: 973

    Yes there is malaria. No you should not worry about it and not take malaria prophylactics unless you are on an extended trek in the jungle. Dengue fever is more prevalent and there is nothing you can do about that except cover up and use deet.

    #2 Posted: 19/2/2012 - 19:28

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