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malaria tablets for thailand, malaysia and singapore

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1. Posted by hazzaa17 (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

i'm going to these 3 countries over the course of the next 2 months
will i need to take malaria tablets???

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

prevention is better than cure - mosquito net, long sleave shirts and long trausers, mosquito repellent and coils, etc.

If you are going to stay in places where malaria is endemic - just visit the pharmacy

3. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Hi
The 3 countries you are going to you if you are following the touristy routes you do not need malaria tablets or any form of protection unless you are going to be travelling and sleeping in hammocks in lowland jungle swamp areas.
Just make sure you have your Yellow Fever jab and certificate in your Passport cover and you are upto date with all your jabs and forget the world and have a wonderful enjoyable trip.
al de bes mon

4. Posted by Alloy1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hi,

Which country do you need Yellow Fever for? Me and my other half are going to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, possibly Malaysia and Singapore. We were advised we didn't need Yellow Fever?

Regards :)

5. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Hi
You are quite correct,noone needs a Yellow Fever jab for SE Asia but I had just come back from S Americas and some countries if you have been to certain parts of S America will not!!!!!!!!!! let you in if you did not have the yellow fever certificate!!!.
A good ref is www.cdc.gov.gov/travel
Have a great travel and forget the world.
al de bes

6. Posted by toothache (Full Member 82 posts) 11y

don't be afraid... carry those pills if you insist...

get yourself the necessary vaccine too... the vital ones had to be,
HEP A & B... but u need lotsa time for HEP B.. three doses..
Chicken pox if your never...

but still, even if you immunize or on pills, get the right clothing.

be aware of the places ur eating...
and remember, eat cooked that are well-done esp among poultry and meat product.

PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE, the best.

7. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y

malaria tablets not necessary for singapore. not needed to enter the country, in fact didnt think it is compulsary for other ctries. for singapore, i dun think u need to take such precautions