Giving malaria advices is our everyday duty in travel clinic. Thanks to the Internet, many travelers are very well-informed already. Unfortunately, information from the Internet is not always reliable. Here are some common misconceptions about malaria;
Myth 1 Malaria exists everywhere in Southeast Asia
FACT: Malaria in Southeast Asia exist mainly in the jungle or forested . . . → Read More: Common misconceptions about malaria
Risk for individul travelers to get malaria in Thailand is not the same. Some individual may carry higher risk than the others. Risk to get malaria depends on many factors such as
1. Destination. You have NO risk if you travel only in Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui island, Phuket and the urban area. You may . . . → Read More: Risk to get malaria in Thailand
This is one of the most common questions being asked in our travel clinic. Basically, we would say NO and this recommendation is the same as which is issued by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. There are several reasons why we do not recommend the use of antimalarial medication in Thailand.
1. The risk for someone to get malaria . . . → Read More: Should I take antimalarial tablet in Thailand?