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Dengue Fever

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Dengue Fever

Hi there

We are visiting Castaway in the next few days, and are travelling with an infant (15 months old). The Australian traveller website says to beware of dengue fever. Is the mosquito that carries dengue prevalent on Castaway island? I'm not keen on using an insect repellant on my son, but am also wary of dengue given my husband had it last time we were on holidays (in Bali) and it can be a lot worse if you get it the second time round. Can we buy insect repellant on Castaway island?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Dengue Fever

Hi

It's always best to take repellant with you. Even if it's available it's much more expensive. Suggest you consult your pharmacist about types that can be used on a little one.

With your previous bad experience I'm sure you know that the dengue mozzie is a daytime one and that the worst time for mozzies in general is dawn and dusk.

Enjoy your trip!

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