Diving and Malaria in St Lucia area


Jul 23rd, 2000, 05:25 AM
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Diving and Malaria in St Lucia area

Is Malaria in August a real problem? I ask the Question as last year I went to the Okawango Delta where Malaria is present, however in July we hardly saw a mosquito. Now this time it is important for us to know the risk as in the party we might have a women that is trying to get pregnant.
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Jul 24th, 2000, 12:32 AM
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Lake St Lucia is a malaria area and the floods experienced earlier this year mean that the water levels are much higher in general and the mosquitoes are therefore much worse. I'm not that surprised you didn't see any mozzies in the Delta in July - it was the winter following a dry summer. The situation this year is quite different. I asked around and was told by a pharmacist that it would be best to take something as the malaria is quite bad this year. Not only increased incidents but also the severity. For your own comfort try to keep the mozzies at bay with repellants. Citronella is a pleasant smelling natural alternative. Better to be safe than sorry!
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