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Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

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Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

Hi all, we are visiting Khao Lak at the end of september for a week, and are planning to visit the national park etc.

I was wondering if would need Maleria tablets at this time of year?

we where in Phuket last year around the same time of year and didn't need any then, but we are not sure if it will be different with Khao Lak being close to the forst etc?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

Hi,

As a whole Thailand is not a heavily Malaria-prone country.. That said, it would be beneficial to have conversation with your own GP or a travel medicine specialist to discuss your risk profile given your health history and travel plans..

With mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted diseases a great way to reduce your risk level is using proper dress and application of a proven topical anti-mosquito spray/cream.

But I do recommend that you see your own GP or a travel medicine specialist as each person has their own health history and risk levels.

Travel Safe,

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2. Re: Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

I have just returned from my first trip to Khao Lak,spending a whole month surfing and meeting fellow surfers....

One fellow surfer I met has been stricken with a mosquito carrying bug called T-Kun Gunya(excuse the spelling-I hope it is right.?)An African strain...

He was stung in Khao Lak in a more heavily populated area...

The theory is less populated,less chance of contracting a mosquito born disease...but I tend to differ..!!...Mosquitoes don't care where they get blood...!!..Infected patrons or not..!!

However,I have been told by a nurse that the symptoms of T-Kun Gunya is similar to Ross River fever also a mosquito born strain...

Extremely aching joints and fatigue...

My lady also discovered that mossies can sting thru clothes(albeit thin) as evident by covered sting marks on her...

Totally douse yourself in repellant and have mossie coils smoking around you....We did..!!

I don't know if Malaria tablets will guard you against other mosquito laden strains..??...

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3. Re: Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

I recently went to the doctors for my vaccines for my upcoming trip to Khao Lak.

Anti Malaria tablets were not required for the trip as Khao Lak is deemed low risk.

The last time I visited, I was bitten only once, in humid wet weather at dusk. Mossies are everywhere (I was bitten by one in Brisbane a number of years back).

If you take the appropriate precautions with Sprays and keeping Air Con on etc you'll minimise the risks.

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4. Re: Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

Chikungunya. 200o cases reported in Phuket in the first half of 2009. Wear DEET-based mozzie spray. Read about the chikungunya thing here

phuketwan.com/tourism/…

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5. Re: Maleria tablets in Khao Lak national park?

And no, mozzie tablets do not protect against dengue fever et all. Use the sprays, coils, mosquito nets and cover up!

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