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.