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mosquitoes in Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by Patrickx8 on 27/12/2008 at 02:33

Does anyone have any current real info on mosquito protection in Vietnam and Cambodia?
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It seems that dengue fever is the real main problem and the best and only protection is wearing Deet or something comparable at all times and also wearing light cotton long sleeve clothing.

The places I will be include the North of Vietnam, Hoi An, the beach in Sihanoukville and in Siem Reap. Same advice for all locales?

Thanks very much

Patrick

#1 Patrickx8 has been a member since 28/8/2008. Posts: 26

Posted by brucemoon on 27/12/2008 at 15:35

Patrick

Was in all these areas (but not Sihanoukville) last October (2008). I went well off the beaten track and into wet (paddy) areas as well as swamps. Also travelled via mekong to Phnom Penh.

I don't think you'll find mozzies a problem as nearly all areas that you'd go to that are low lying are largely urban (except if you go to [say] Moc Chao or into back blocks of the Mekong).

That said, carrying repellant is advisable. I didn't use (as found no evidence of mozzies), but wore long pants (you get respect from locals when in long pants), short sleeve shirt, open sandals & hat.

I had a packet of Malarone as a backup.

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Posted by paulspad2002 on 27/1/2009 at 09:36

malarone is best meds although not cheap...
i never take anything tho just mozzie repellent...bushmans if u can get it is the best at minimum 50% deet

#3 paulspad2002 has been a member since 8/7/2008. Posts: 21


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