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Malaria in Laos?

Posted by grak88 on 19/2/2012 at 18:34

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 grak88 has been a member since 24/1/2012. Posts: 17

Posted by Rufus on 19/2/2012 at 19:28

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.

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