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    Ek is oppad Moz toe die naweek - Donderdag tot Maandag. Glad nie diep nie, net onder in by Ponte de oure.

    Ek is nie van plan om malaria pille te drink nie (of so dink ek)... wat is die beste muskiet weerder - enige raad?

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    Jy kry sulke sitronella armbandjies by Outdoor Warehouse. Dink dis R50 vir 2. Hy hou die hele naweek, deur die shower, swembad, see, alles...

    Ek het nog nooit Malaria pille gedrink in Moz nie, gebruik die bandjies en maar so paar sitronella kersies om die kampvuur.

    O ja, en spuit die tent / chalet binne goed doom binne, so uur of twee voor julle gaan slaap, dit help ook maar vir die mozzies.
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    Daai Mozzies gaan jou opvreet maak nie saak wat jy smeer nie.

    Gebruik die pille!

    As jy oorlog toe gaan sou jy mos jou beste skietgoet saamvat?

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    Groot mense kan gewone voorsorg tref--skemeraand spray jouself goed met "peacefull sleep" alle dele wat nie met klere bedek is nie--kop ook--ore en agter die nek. Brand sitronella lampies of kerse in die slaapkamer, tent. Gebruik sitronella seep om mee te was--dit alles help.
    Met kinders moet julle baie versigtig wees--hulle weerstand is nie goed nie.

    Kom al die afgelope 15jaar gereeld in Moz--Inhambane,Tofu, Chimoio, Nampula en Nacala en het nog nie Malaria gehad nie. Party is nie so gelukkig nie en kry dit sommer na die eerste besoek.
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    My swaer het gespuit, gesmeer, langbroek gedra, die regte seep gebruik,...als.

    Hy het nie pille gedrink nie en was vir 'n week in intensief.

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    Die Mozzies in Moz is maar erg!!

    Hulle skrik nie vir Peaceful Sleep, Tabard, Citronella kerse of die coils wat jy brand nie.

    Het voorheen altyd "Bushman" gebruik maar sukkel deesdae om dit in die hande te kry.
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    Apologies for English reply - I don't have time to reply in Afrikaans. See the malaria sticky by Stan Weakley (a medical doctor and forum member) on the Overland section. If you don't take malaria prophylaxis you will be silly. You can take all the precautions you like and all it takes is one bite and you're potentially dead. Ponta is a malarial area.
    Last edited by Tony Weaver; 2011/10/18 at 12:49 PM.

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    Bit late now to start taking tablets anyway....spray lots and often!

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    quinine-
    Vra jou dokter om vir jou n voorskrif te gee ek is nie seker of jy dit oor die toonbank kan koop nie, moet nie dat die apteker vir jou doxycycline gee nie vra vir quinine.

    EK weet dit word vir die behandeling van malaria gebruik maar jy kan dit ook neem as n voorkommende maatreel. My GP skryf dit altyd voor as ek Moz toe gaan, hy werk elke dag met tropiese siektes so ek is seker hy weet waarvan hy praat.

    As jy kan drink dit ten minste n dag voor jy vertrek en dan elke dag en dan nog vir n week na jy terug is. Dit het nog elke keer gewerk en die miskiete het my nie so opge-eet soos ek gewoond is nie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush&Sea View Post
    Bit late now to start taking tablets anyway....spray lots and often!
    Ask the dr for doxyciline (sp?) you can start immediatly, you should still be fine.

    Hel my Ingels is simpel vandag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush&Sea View Post
    Bit late now to start taking tablets anyway....spray lots and often!
    I beg to differ: Doxycycline treatment can start one to two days before entering a malaria area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    I beg to differ: Doxycycline treatment can start one to two days before entering a malaria area.
    I agree.

    Doxy has a tendency to make certain people photosensitive (serious sunburn) , just take precautions in the sun for the first few days , you will know by then.

    Another small shortfall to doxy is the course needs to be continued for 3 weeks daily after exposure .This is the reason why it is not commonly prescribed , as people dont complete the course , making it useless.

    It works , just complete the course. A friend once overnighted in xai xai en route to a fishing competion , unfortunately the following day they had to turn back to SA following a death in the family.

    His travel partner then passed away 3 weeks later of malaria ! One night of exposure !

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    GR-Man....Quinine is pretty obsolete as far as I understand - most mozzies have grown "immune" to it for want of a better word. Tony - yes, Doxy can be started immediately but its also not the drug of choice against Malaria, especially in MOZ. As PGJ stated, it needs to be taken daily and for several weeks after, which is not in most peoples personal realm of responsibility. Was thinking more of the Mefliam type of medication which is more suitable for MOZ's mozzies in particular and needs to start at least a week before departure.

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    Do yourself a favor and,Go to a travel clinic where you can have a proper consultation with a person who is QUALIFIED to advise you , there is no way on earth that you should be making decisions about your health on a forum like this. Malaria especially falciparum can be deadly ,prevention is better than cure and early treatment saves lives .

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    James, my uncle died from falciparum malaria contracted in MOZ...for interest sake read the following quote;

    "According to WHO, cerebral (falciparum) malaria has the highest mortality ratio than the other types of malaria. Every year it causes over a million deaths. Till now there is no specific treatment for cerebral malaria so the best way to prevent it is to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes."

    Hence my suggestion to spray a lot and spray often. This is not a medical "qualified" suggestion - just a common sense one. Prevention is better than cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush&Sea View Post
    James, my uncle died from falciparum malaria contracted in MOZ...for interest sake read the following quote;
    "According to WHO, cerebral (falciparum) malaria has the highest mortality ratio than the other types of malaria. Every year it causes over a million deaths. Till now there is no specific treatment for cerebral malaria so the best way to prevent it is to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes."
    Hence my suggestion to spray a lot and spray often. This is not a medical "qualified" suggestion - just a common sense one. Prevention is better than cure.
    Our clinic in Soyo Angola treats 400 to 600 falciparum cases a year,I can assure you that it is a science that involves a lot more than just a bit of citronella oil . I agree 100% with you on preventing being bitten , our experience with 8500 people in a camp over 4 years is that any topical application should have a minimum of 30 % DEET.

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    PS...today the world hit the 7 Billion population mark!

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    As a rough average there are approx 3000 malaria related deaths in Sub Saharan Africa , that is the equivalent to a 911 disaster every day.

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    Why do we always have this debate?

    Use everything you can!

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