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Safety? Health concerns

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Safety? Health concerns


I recently just read this one. I’m not going till next year but wondering if it’s advisable to still go to Africa. I’m going to Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa as well.

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I once met a tourist in Turkey that wouldn’t come to the US because of hurricanes and tornadoes. I suppose everyone has their own irational fears, but don’t let them stop you from seeing the world. Enjoy your trip.

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Ebola in the DRC, Cholera endemic, Rabies across the entire continent, Malaria, yellow fever, etc etc, it’s amazing anyone is still alive, and yet the population seems to grow and grow

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Shock Horror!

<The deadly plague epidemic that has rocked the island of Madagascar could reach mainland Africa.>

Did you read the word "could"?

Yes it 'could' reach Africa. It could reach Melbourne. Or it 'could' be brought under control with simple antibiotics.

Never base your travel plans on uninformed gutter press articles or you will never get out of bed.

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