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Malaria risk Koh Phayam near Ranong

  • Tinz

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    7th August, 2012
    Posts: 8


    I am visiting Koh Phayam near Ranong close to the Burmese border in December.

    Is this area a high risk for malaria due to its closeness to Burma?

    Do i need to take anti malaria drugs?

    I realise for other parts of Thailand its fine but i am unsure about here!

    A definitive opinion would be appreciated

    Thanks a million

    Tina 8-)

    #1 Posted: 25/10/2012 - 08:44

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  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
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    Not really definitive - but: I've stayed on Phayam and adjacent little Ko Chang maybe a half dozen times and never had anti-malarials.
    As a matter of fact I've never used them after my very first visit to Thailand - done a few dozen since.

    #2 Posted: 31/10/2012 - 17:50

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