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What are the medical precautions I need to know?

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What are the medical precautions I need to know?

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As vaccination requirements change from time to time, we suggest you consult your local doctor or health department for prophylactics and the latest health precautions. Some countries require advance inoculations (and certificates thereof). Very little is needed for South Africa – often doctors think South Africa is in central Africa!!Malaria is present in many parts of Africa – you will be advised if you are visiting a malaria area and precautions should be taken. I do not recommend Larium – too many disturbing side effects!If you are on prescription medication, please ensure you have an adequate supply to last the duration of your stay and a copy of your prescription(s).Prevention is better than cure and this includes taking a prescription anti-malaria drug, spraying yourself and your clothing with insect repellent containing 30 percent DEET, and wearing long light-colored pants and shirts with long sleeves in the evenings.

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