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Malaria precautions for toddlers & during pregnancy

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Re: Malaria protection while pregnant

Unread postby pops » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:20 pm

LB May I suggest that you look at the Malaria August/September. The subject is well covered there.

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Re: Malaria protection while pregnant

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:23 pm

KUDU's mean Well done and Thank you

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Re: Malaria protection while pregnant

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:24 pm

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

Unread postby impalalover » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:33 pm

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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Re: Malaria protection while pregnant

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:25 am

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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Re: Malaria protection while pregnant

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:35 pm

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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