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Budapest, Hungary
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I'm going to Sri Lanka next week for three weeks. My doctor advised me to take pills for malaria, what do you think, is it really necessary? Thanks, Kiki

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: malaria

Hi Kiki,

More or less outdated advice. See recent discussion a few lines down...


there ARE relevant jabs and skin protection (against Dengue) but not malaria in particular.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Sheffield, United...
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2. Re: malaria

No need to take them pills for Malaria, Only in Kandy there was some risk a few years ago not sure how it is now. Have seen the results of taking them. One man in Goa was violently sick.

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3. Re: malaria

No one ever got malaria in Sri Lanka the last couple of years.


4. Re: malaria

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