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Do I need Malaria tablets

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Do I need Malaria tablets

Can anyone tell me if i need Malaria tablets for the Diani sea Lodge please.

My GP has said YES but my husbands GP who is in another practice say NO!!

We don't know what to do now.

Can someone help, we go in a few weeks and have no problem taking them if they are needed but don't want to if the're not.

Thanks in advance

Monkeygirl

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1. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Yes you do need to take antimalaria tablets

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2. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

I can't believe any GP would say you didn't need malaria medication. Its an absolute yes, the most important thing to take with you.

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Yes! Your husband's GP doesn't know what he's talking about.

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4. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Yes - or you will catch Malaria & DIE from it.

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5. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Wow, is that guaranteed?!

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6. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Pardon me for asking -but- why are YOU taking advice from YOUR husbands GP? You have asked advice from your GP who is aware of your needs and his advice is to buy and take Anti Malarials.

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7. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

i have just been to get my script malaron it costs a bit more but only need to take two days before travel plus we had yellow fever & the rest of the travel vacs needed xx

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8. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Hear hear Edna!

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9. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Sorry for being so vulgar. malaria is a very "deadly" illness..

<< Kenya is one of 15 countries in the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) - a five-year, US$ 1.2 billion program led by USAID in conjunction with the Department of Health..>>

http://kenya.usaid.gov/programs/health/72

Date: 12th April '11

Edited: 5:13 am, September 12, 2011
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10. Re: Do I need Malaria tablets

Monkey,

I have a feeling your other half may not have told the Doc the full facts. There are areas in Kenya where anti-malaria medicines are not recommended; or so they say! Altitude, etc, negates the requirement for meds, as the mossies don’t go there, or so they say.

Speaking as someone who contracted Malaria at altitude; get the tablets, take them and make you other half take them too! There are many wonderful things you can bring back from Kenya, don’t let malaria be one of them!

Stef - Not every strain of malaria will kill you......unless of course I am dead!