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Sorry if this has been asked but I cannot find anything. I have just been for my jabs and the doctor told me that the risk for malaria in Goa has been downgraded and tablets aren't necessary. Now I took them last year so I have no problem knowing which ones in fine with bit I don't want to take them if I don't need them. Anyone offer any more advice on this?


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1. Re: Malaria

Don't you believe your Doctor?

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2. Re: Malaria

I was also advised that Goa has been downgraded to low risk and didn't need to take tablets. So I never :)

Liverpool, United...
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3. Re: Malaria

Bendable...in a word no :) it wasn't the doctor it was the nurse, nothing against her knowledge but she did Google things.

Sharon ah that's good...I just didn't want them to be giving me misconstrued information.

Thanks guys :)

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4. Re: Malaria

Check out these websites:



They give latest advice on malaria risk & vaccinations.

And who is 'Bendable'....?

Heather - would you trust the word of a random stranger on a public forum against a medical person?

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5. Re: Malaria

I've just had a blood test today checking for malaria having been unwell since returning from Goa last week. Pretty sure it's not malaria, but doc wants to play safe.

Rotherham, United...
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6. Re: Malaria

Do have a revolving neon sign on Candolim Medical Centre saying ' If you have a feaver get malaria check'. We've not taken tablets this year. Have used loads of jungle formula but still got bit. Fingers crossed .

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7. Re: Malaria

Hi heather,

My wife and I fly out 28th march for 3 weeks, will be our 6th time to goa but first time without malaria tablets.

Wife is a blood Bourne virus nurse, and her consultant agrees it should be fine.

Enjoy your holiday.

Burnley, United...
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8. Re: Malaria

My nurse said no need for tablets been taking vit b and using odomos cream and doing quite good until i missed a few days and then i got quite badly bitten. Been fine since. Guess the malaria is a wait n see thing.

Stockport, United...
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9. Re: Malaria

And you would listen to the posters on here over your doctor/practice nurse. ?

Edited: 11 February 2015, 03:44
10. Re: Malaria

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