great info there about the different options for malaria prevention, thanks
Just wondering though if anyone has taken malaria pills constantly for more than a year? I seen a travel doctor the other day to get my typhoid and yellow fever injections, and I asked for a prescription for malaria tablets. The doctor seemed a bit concerned about me taking them for a long period of time, and suggested not to take them, but to wear long sleeves and use insect repellent with deet in it (although she was also concerned about the long-term use of deet as well), and to use a mosquito net at night, and to be aware of the symptoms so I could get immediate medical attention if I thought I had malaria. I'll be in Tanzania for 12 months, then probably travelling through other African countries after that for a while, so I'll be in high malaria risk areas. Does this advice sound right?
(oops, just realised this topic is under Asia.. didn't want to start a new thread though)
[ Edit: Edited on Dec 6, 2008, at 9:58 PM by SheIsFree ]