With all the issues around malaria and dengue fever, it seems like prevention is better than cure! Does anyone know of any good ones for travel? Should I also buy a hanging kit or will there be a place to hang them? Does this seem like a good idea or overkill?
Hi Magnus, I'd definitely take one, particularly if you're going to be staying in any remote areas or local homestays etc. Be sure to take Deet (insect repellent) as well.
I cant remember the brand I had, but I'm sure the World Nomads travel safety expert, Phil, can suggest a couple and provide some more info on dengue fever as well.
I'd also take a Gastro Kit with you. I always seem to cop travel belly when in Asia and it's always come in handy. I did a little video about them here - http://ht.ly/2B3dt, you can pick these up from most travel heath clinics, they cost between $50-$80 but they're worth every penny. about 10 years ago
Hi Magnus, I don't know where you are from, but here in Australia I've bought small lightweight travel mosquito nets from Anacoda in Sydney (http://www.anaconda.com.au/). They were about the size of a small drinking bottle and very light. Personally I try to avoid malaria pills since if you take them for too long they give you headaches and make your hair drop out (well, that was our experience). It's a tricky one since malaria is terrible and can be fatal so take care. about 10 years ago