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Malaria?

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Malaria?

We are travelling 3 days to visit Rinca Island and Labuan Bajo. Would a Malaria shot be necessary for this part of Indonesia? Thanks!

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http://www.traveldoctor.co.uk/malaria.htm

It advises you to take some anti malarials but as always, it's up to you.

I never took anything when I was there - cover up at dusk and slap on some repellent and I was fine - I don't think I even got bitten once.

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A malaria sghot doesn't exist! Only Lariam, Malarone and doxycycline are usefull.

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Lariam can cause phychotic episodes, stick with the other two.

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Consider Malarone if you must. Have a look around the Lombok forums as there is a lot of discussion there, also on the Bali forums to a lesser extent.

This one might be a good one to start off with tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297734-i9238-k450…

I do not know much about the current situation in the eastern parts or NTB or NTT but malaria (or dengue) is not a problem in Lombok at present.

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medical advice in australia is to take malaria tablets. may as well as the risk of getting malaria isnt worth it. plus as advised cover up and dawn and dusk and use mossie spray and mozzie nets.

a great place to visit!

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The advice above "cover up and dawn and dusk and use mossie spray and mozzie nets" is probably the most important thing to embrace. Your best defence is to stop the mosquito having any contact with you in the first place.

I would add that you need to cover up all night otherwise the mosquitoes can have their way with you whilst you are asleep.

Neither of these mosquitos present any risk to you if they are not infected at the time.

The specific mosquitoes that are able to transmit dengue are Aedes, they are active in daylight hours.

The ones responsible for the transmission of malaria, Anopheles, are active at night.

Also the life cycle of the mosquito is quite short so unless there is a really serious outbreak of infection then problem tends to diminish quickly as the infected mosquitoes die out.

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