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    A camera ;-)

    What time of year and where are you going? Its much colder at certain times than one might think. over 7 years ago

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    While i was away in Africa a friend got Malaria. It hit him really fast and within 2 hours he could hardly walk. He got taken to the nearest hospital in Tanzania and was put on a IV drip for 2 days. After that he was given some medication for the doctor at the hospital to control the Malaria.

    To try and avoid Malaria i took my tablets as directed by my Doctor but i also took a massive bottle of RID which is a mosquito replant. I still got bitten but no where near the girl i was sharing my tent with who didn't use the replant.

    Malaria tablets do stop working if you have been taking them for a long time. Another girl who i was away with lived in Tanzania for 8 months and had malaria twice as the tablets stoped taking effect.

    I guess just be sensible and put mosquito replant as much as possible. Always carry a roll on one with you to reapply if out in the bush. If you are in hotels sleep under the mosquito nets and tuck them under your mattress and if you are in a tent like i was make sure the zips are always zipped up tight (they will still manage to get in to).

    Have fun! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Rachel Christian via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    If you don't want to take Malaria tablets, a friend of mine travelled through Africa eating tons of raw garlic! The mossies kept away but then so did his friends! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Kim Wilson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I reckon you are having Hep A+B, right? Because they are essential! When I decided to live in South Africa for a few month my Doctor recommended injections for Typhus abdominalis and diphtheria, which I got. Malaria you need only in certain regions of South Africa - Mpumalanga Province (Kruger National Parc), Limpopo Provinz, Kwazulu-Natal including Tembe and Ndumu Reservate - so basically in the North East of the country. When you are just traveling around at the coast (Cape Town, Garden Route, Port Elizabeth) and in the centre (Drakensberg, Joburg and Pretoria) you don't need preventative medication for malaria. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Anita Schulze via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Sure, I have A+B and I have taken anti malarial for years. I am really just thinking of the other stuff I should take. I guess water purification tablets, and you should always have a stock of aspirin. Thanks for all the advice, and keep if coming if you can think of more. over 7 years ago

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    Don't ask us - ask your doctor. They have a list of what you need depending on where you are going. Make sure you bring along pain killers, stomach pills, anti bacterial handwash, band aid. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Espen Antonsen via Site_iconTravellr.com

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