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Malaria Tablets for the Mekong?

  • sunday_stro-
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    Hi all,

    Do I need to bother taking Malaria Tablets when I go to the Mekong?

    I'll be doing a 2 day tour with Sinh Tourist which I figure will only go to the main touristy spots. I've read conflicting reports re Malaria cases in these areas from none to rare cases.
    Should I bother for two days?
    After the Mekong I'll be heading to Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa and am satisfied that I won't require tablets for any of those destinations.
    I'll be heading to Siem Reap afterwards and will be taking the Malarone Tablets when I'm there.
    Do I bother to take some for the Mekong or is there no point?
    Suggestions / advice would me much appreciated.

    Cheers guys.

    #1 Posted: 5/2/2012 - 02:57

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  • altmtl

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    I wouldn't bother use deet or citronella, Malaria tabs won't protect you from Dengue Fever anyway.

    #2 Posted: 5/2/2012 - 19:44

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