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Vietnam and malaria preventive medicine

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EW GURU
Latest post on 10 January 2013 - 16:08
I have read on here that several of you have been recently to Vietnam. A friend of mine is travelling in May and tries to convince me to join her. I am not so keen because of Malaria.... Did you take any malaria preventive medicine when you traveled there? Sorry for my ignorance, I have read only one article on Vietnam and in that it was suggested to take malaria preventive medicine. TIA
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EW GURU
Latest post on 10 January 2013 - 16:13
I've been several times and have never bothered with it. Where in Vietnam are you going? If you're staying in the main towns/cities, you don't need to worry. If you're venturing into the jungle areas then obviously it's a different story.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 10 January 2013 - 16:21
I looked into it and did not take malaria preventative meds. My understanding is that, if you go to Siem Reap in Cambodia (often associated to a trip to Vientnam), you need to take it because there is a lot of stagnant water. Otherwise, it is not necessary. <em>edited by Loukoum on 10/01/2013</em>
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 10 January 2013 - 17:13
We went last year and we didn't take anything. We also went to Cambodia (inclusing Siem Rep). I do have a very laid back approach to health matters though so am probably not the best example!
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EW OLDHAND
Latest post on 10 January 2013 - 17:40
My boys took tablets while trekking and living in villages last jan. Recommended by EK clinic and the school.