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11. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting joey22


the one im not gonna fuck about with is malaria. take care, joe

I gave up on my Malaria tablets in India, I took Larium for some unknown reason and had the craziest hallucinations...

anyway I was fine although I don't encourage it! :)

12. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

I have had two of the three rabies injections so far at my local GP. They do recommend it, but it only gives you an extra 18 hours protection (worthwhile if you are in the middle of nowhere).

150 quid sounds a bit steep mind. mine are costing £20.

13. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

Hi all,

I'm waiting for my final rabies jab right now but there is a difference, my mum is a practice nurse so I have been getting just about every jab going under the sun.

Rabies is the first one I had to pay for, however my mum bought it for cost price which is £90 (it's 3 jabs remember so its £30 a go cost, and £40-50 rrp depending where you go) Also note some surgeries will charge you for the shot to be administered which is wrong, a lot will do them for free (150quid sounds like they are charging for shot being given)

If you get infected, then you will have to have the 5 shots to treat it, where as if you have the 3 precursors you actually build immunity, but yes, you will still need the final 2 shots to be sure. For me, £90 is a lot of money but this is the first time in years I've found a perk of having a nurse in the family so not about to pass it up

14. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Don't take a vaccination at home for rabies, it costs three weeks of your trip. If you are being bitten by crazy dog you have to go to the hospital anyway (for postvaccination). The chance that you will be runover by a car or getting a filthy bacteria by bad food in Asia/south America is much higher. If you are planning a trip in the jungle for a few weeks and only staying in rural areas (without decent hospitals)I should consider taking the rabies vaccination,

15. Posted by Tamo (Full Member 40 posts) 11y

I'll be hill tribe trekking up in Chaing Mai area - think maybe 2 days trek and about 5 days in chaing mai... this i reckon is the most remote i'll be bar the khoa sok national park which i plan to visit for a couple of days.... only an extra 18 hours? Well, I guess if its my time to go, its my time to go, regardless whether I've had jabs or not... if I'm meant to live, fate will find a way, lol. well, maybe! I'll just avoid all the nasty beasties and hopefully be fine! Dont like dogs anyway. Not even in this country. Guess they have rabies on the continent though... didnt have to have jabs every time i pop over to france for a holiday...

16. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

My mates mum got bitten by a squirrel at the Taj Mahal

how unlucky was that?!

17. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

My mates mum got bitten by a squirrel at the Taj Mahal

how unlucky was that?!

That are those animals that you only see in fraction of a second and then only far awy from you........what unlucky

18. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

My mates mum got bitten by a squirrel at the Taj Mahal

how unlucky was that?!

I can't even imagine being bitten by a squirrel. Where I live we have lots of them, I see them everyday of my life, and not a single squirrel has ever even come close to me.

I'd say she was pretty unlucky :(

19. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Maybe this was a mutated "Schwarzenegger type" squirrel

20. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

My mates mum got bitten by a squirrel at the Taj Mahal

how unlucky was that?!

You and your friends get harrassed by the strangest animals...ostrichs...squirrels...