Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean MALARIA .....IGUAZU FALLS

1. Posted by katz (Budding Member 26 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I am just about to go to IGUAZU FALLS. Do i need to take malaria tablets..........

2. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 302 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

The Iguazu Falls are at an elevation where malaria is uncommon. Most travelers do not use their anti-malarials while visiting the Falls.

There is a risk of malaria in the rural areas of Salta and Jujuy provinces (along the Bolivian border) and Misiones and Corrientes provinces (along the border of Paraguay). The risk is higher during the summer months (December-May). Chloroquine is the recommended anti-malarial for these areas and available over-the-counter in S. America.

Reference: CDC - Temperate S. America - Argentina