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11. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting CanadaGuy

Blinq-
This will be my last post on this topic, because you have clearly shown you are quite fuzzy on what is advisable, and continue to post dangerous comments on this topic ...

Putting aside that this is a complete "straw man" argument, getting in accidents does not have an easily available prevention, aside from you being carfeul. There is no vaccine for dengue- and the best advice is efforts to prevent mosquitoe bites .

But there ARE readily available malaria prevention tablets. And I will repeat again, because you just don't seem to recognize the limtations of any surveillance data base- they do not catch all cases. Their reported numbers of cases are not completely reliable.

There IS malaria in SE Asia. Most backpackers in the area WILL go to high risk areas, and prophylaxis is certainly indicated.

For the final time- see a doctor or a travel clinic- (and don't listen to people who don't know what they are talking about)

Er...uhum, I think you want your cake and eat it too CanadaGuy. You were the one that provided the CDC link, not me. And now that no travel warnings are in place where it concerns Malaria, you don't want to agree with their findings.

Makes me wonder how you got that "respected member" accolade...cough, splutter.

As regards Dengue Fever, I raised that issue so that jadeverell wasn't lulled into a false sense of security. Some travellers look to Malaria as being the most dangerous disease they are likely to encounter in the tropics and fail to take note of the others.

12. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 7y

OK.. I will go back on my claim that my last comment would be my last on this issue... as you continue to embarrass yourself by choosing to insult my advice (or my credentials to comment?)...

But you obviously don't realize that the CDC link you were looking at is for OUTBREAKS that merit travel warnings - situations where there is an increase in incidence of a disease above a baseline expected amount, or emergence of a new problem in an area... That link says nothing about endemic diseases like malaria, and would not be expected to unless there was a significant change from the baseline...

And trust me... I know what I am talking about...

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16. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Ok, just to throw in my 2 cents by presenting a different website: traveldoctor. Based on this and what I already new a bit: take the malaria pills. Even Angkor Wat (which I assume you will visit) is a risk area.
You can even stop taking malaria pills once you are a while in an area where the risk is almost zero, for example Bangkok (take mosquito repellent though, dengue is another problem already mentioned here by blinq).
Malerone is expensive and although you have to continue for a week after you leave the infected area, you don't need to start until just one day before you go into an affected area.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-May-2009, at 10:56 by Utrecht ]

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