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Malaria in November - outside HCMC - Phu Quoc?

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Malaria in November - outside HCMC - Phu Quoc?

Hi all,

It appears HCMC has little risk of malaria, which is great. I picked up some industrial strength repellant in Phuket so should be sorted.

However, outside HCMC, what is the malaria risk? We hope to get to Phu Quoc. We will also be going through from Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Chau Doc / Mekong Delta? Does anyone have any tips regarding malaria risk?

Many thanks in advance,

- k

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1. Re: Malaria in November - outside HCMC - Phu Quoc?

Hi,

I've just got back from Cambodia and Vietnam, and the advise we were given before travelling was that you needing to take prevention against malaria in Siem Reap, but not Phnom Penh, and also to take care in Phu Quoc but not HCMC.

Sean

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2. Re: Malaria in November - outside HCMC - Phu Quoc?

Many thanks Sean,

Do you think just covering up and repellent would be enough, or should we go on those dreaded anti-malarials?

- k

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3. Re: Malaria in November - outside HCMC - Phu Quoc?

You need to go and see a good travel Dr and then make up your mind about the risks and weight up the evidence( bear in mind not all have reactions to malaria medication , some of us do - some take the medication and still get malaria )

A lot of travellers dont follow guidelines for various reasons - some dont have any trouble, others do ( we see a few in hospital back home once they return with a few nasties theyve picked up )

I get the feeling that vietnam not a major issue for malaria unless in mekong long term, but all Ive read about cambodia and laos suggest it may be needed.

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