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Any Risk for Malaria? #68600
05/18/03 05:39 PM
05/18/03 05:39 PM
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Kahealani Offline OP
Kahealani  Offline OP
Ok, this may be dumb to even ask, but is there any risk of Malaria there? We are coming on wednesday and I recently found out we are epecting our first baby (yeah!). Of course I want to be as safe as possible. I am hoping to get some info from all you experts to ease my mind. I cannot use any of those bug sprays or any medications. Do I have reason to be concerned? What are the best prevention measures I could take? We are very excited and would hate to not come. Help and thanks so much.

Re: Any Risk for Malaria? #68601
05/18/03 07:20 PM
05/18/03 07:20 PM
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As far as I know, no Malaria on the island, when you go inland that may be different - anybody?

Live and let live
Re: Any Risk for Malaria? #68602
05/18/03 10:23 PM
05/18/03 10:23 PM
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bedford tx usa
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Have never had a problem, have been going since '98, been down every six months since then, back and forth to the mainland....
Hope this helps,

Re: Any Risk for Malaria? #68603
05/19/03 07:14 PM
05/19/03 07:14 PM
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Wisconsin, USA
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After I returned from Belize last summer I got a call to donate blood. They asked about travel and when I mentioned Belize they told me I couldn't donate for 1 year. Apparently there is a malaria risk throughout the country, including the cayes, but excluding Belize City. Anyway, I don't even remember seeing a mosquito when I was there, just a few biting flies at Maruba.

Re: Any Risk for Malaria? #68604
05/19/03 09:50 PM
05/19/03 09:50 PM
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Alabama, USA
KBG Offline
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Go to Belize regular and private blood donor orginization told me that they were more worried about high HIV rate in Belize and minor worry of malaria and therefore Belize travelers were on the NO/NO list for blood donations.

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