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Malaria prevention required?

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Malaria prevention required?

I hope to be in Marrakesh in the middle of June (2 weeks from now).

I intend to go to the Palmeraie area, which I understand is an oasis of palms and parkland. Being an area of vegetation is there any risk of contracting malaria here from mosquitos? Would anti malaria medicaion be advised?

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1. Re: Malaria prevention required?

though Morocco is not known for outbreaks of malaria, there are yearly reported cases of dengue fever from mosquito bites. best solution, DEET bug spray [OFF, etc.], long sleeves and pants for sunset & after. take your cue from the natives, they don't walk around uncovered and neither should you!! otherwise, enjoy yourself!!

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This quote is taken from the cdc website (http://www.cdc.gov/travel/nafrica.htm) - "A limited risk of malaria exists in parts of Algeria, Egypt, and Morocco. Taking an antimalarial drug is not recommended as the risk for travelers is considered to be extremely low. "

We were in Morocco for 8 days in March and our doctor recommended we not take the anti-malaria drugs, The Palmeraie is highly touristed, golfing community and therefore I'm guessing not high risk for malaria at all.

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3. Re: Malaria prevention required?

hi, we live out here as a family, and never take any anti malarial meds, never have done. Don't worry about it!!

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