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Pregnant - oh dear. Malaria questions?

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Pregnant - oh dear. Malaria questions?

I was due to go to Kilifi with my kids in August but have just found out I am pregnant. I am guessing this is now not on cos of malaria? My work trip before that is in Narok and Maralal and Nairobi - all fine with reg to Malaria, aren't they?

Kids and hubby are flying out to join me after work - where should I take them now? I thought maybe a safari. What's nice for small kids ( 7 and 5) and not ruinously expensive. We'll self-drive and stay at safari tents ideally. Masai Mara?

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1. Re: Pregnant - oh dear. Malaria questions?

You need to consult your GP not TA for advice Sarah.

Also the places you visit make no difference as long as they are in a Malaria zone then the chance of getting Malaria exist.

Edited: 6:07 am, February 20, 2013
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2. Re: Pregnant - oh dear. Malaria questions?

Congratulations :) Because you are going into malaria areas for work (even forgetting the coast), the best advice for you is to see your GP and take it from there. Perhaps they will advise you against traveling to Kenya altogether?

One of the users gave a link to a good guide, have a look


Having said that people who live here fall pregnant (I had both kids here with no anti malaria, we do not take it at all), etc but there is a difference between living here and visiting.

Good luck with your


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I'm afraid the incidence of malaria is high in Narok, it is common in Maralal, and people also contract it in Nairobi.

As Malla and Larissa say you should be discussing this with your GP or practice travel nurse but if you want to do some research before you go to see them there is a section on Pregnancy in Chapter 6 of the guidelines from the Health Protection Agency Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention for UK Travellers


There is a huge amount of detailed and practical info in these guidelines

Edited: 10:34 am, February 20, 2013
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4. Re: Pregnant - oh dear. Malaria questions?

Malaria can be contracted anywhere in Kenya.

As above, review the details provided above and discuss with your doctor.

You mihgt just have to postpone this visit - business or pleasure.

This is one souvenir you don't want to chance bringing home!

Edited: 11:53 am, February 20, 2013
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