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 Post subject: Re: Malaria protection while pregnant
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:20 pm 
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LB May I suggest that you look at the Malaria August/September. The subject is well covered there.


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 Post subject: Re: Malaria protection while pregnant
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Thanks pops here is a link to that topic

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria protection while pregnant
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Never thought I would say this but ... rather do not take the risk ... unless there is no other option. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria protection while pregnant
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Hi..Me and My wife went to Kruger when she was pregnant and took below precautions.


Tip 1:- Plan your travel when there are no rains/dry season..preferably in Winter.
Tip 2:- During your stay do not walk around the camp after sun set
Tip 3:- Use mosquito repellents and citronella oil
Tip 4:- Wear clothes that will cover your legs fully
Tip 5:- Do not take any anti malarial pills , it might be dangerous for the baby


Enjoy your stay and take all necessary precautions


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 Post subject: Re: Malaria protection while pregnant
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Imberbe wrote:
Never thought I would say this but ... rather do not take the risk ... unless there is no other option. :(


I agree with Imberbe. :thumbs_up:

I suppose people who live in Malarial areas have to just be very vigilant, and hope for the best, but if we have a choice, it surley isn't worth the risk.

Since my first visit to Kruger in 1975, I have loved it with all my heart, and we spend as much time there as possible..............but in 1980 when I was expecting our first child, I would never have risked taking a trip there. :big_eyes:

Still, we can all make an informed choice can't we. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria protection while pregnant
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The only time I cancelled a trip was due to pregnancy. What people do who live there, I don't know.

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