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Malaria

Posted by michelleusher on 31/10/2006 at 19:39

Hi - bet you have had this one a million times before but here goes....Iam from UK heading to thailand - inc north and ko chang as well as laos. Reckon malaria meds will cost £50 here - is it ok to wait til i get to thailand and nip into boots/chemist in bangkok?
and the whole rabies thing - would you?

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Posted by michelleusher on 31/10/2006 at 19:42

p.s iam a mozzie magnet

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Posted by somtam2000 on 31/10/2006 at 21:46 admin

Hi Michelle,

While I'm no doctor, I'd say that despite your mazziemagnetness I'd suggest you'd be better served with a good supply of repellent, a mosquito net and sensible cloths (long, light coloured sleeves and pants in the evening) than you would be with a dose of malarials.

Nevertheless if you still want to get them, they're a good deal cheaper in Thailand than in the UK.

Rabies -- no I wouldn't bother -- just keep your distance from backpackers who are frothing at the mouth ;-)

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Posted by michelleusher on 31/10/2006 at 22:19

good sound advise somtam - many thanks.

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