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    Default health infos and products vs mosquitos

    Buenas,

    searching advice and feedback of experiences for tropical diseases prevention. The vaccines reminders were done. But remain mosquitos questions because worried face case palu, zika in northern region... Parano or rumors? So against malaria risks according to region exposure what advice of preventive drugs to take and without too much side effects? Optional or must have?

    For spray which one with Deet 30 or 50% max? What is more effective without being the most harmful? Can be with in the evening in shirt or shorts or not recommended? What for best product for clothes to impregnate?

    Other essentials to bring or buy especially before the departure or on the spot in pharmacies?

    Thank you in advance. Better safe than candid.

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    It has been raining so mosquitoes are plentiful.

    Deet 30% should be good unless you are going into the jungle or expect to be hanging around stagnant water or slow moving rivers.

    Dengue is a concern lately. Zika, Chikungunya not so much these days.

    Use your repellent morning and evening and you should be fine. The closer you get to the border with Haiti the risk goes up. Malaria isn't really a big concern but the potential risk of exposure is never zero. Malaria prophylaxis is cheap if you are worried. See a doctor.

    As for shots, a tetnus booster if you haven't had one in the last 10 years. Maybe hepatitis A (and Hep B if you are swapping fluids with the locals or spending time in a nail/hair salons).

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    Thank you much for your datas. Nail salons are high risks I guess..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    It has been raining so mosquitoes are plentiful.

    Deet 30% should be good unless you are going into the jungle or expect to be hanging around stagnant water or slow moving rivers.

    Dengue is a concern lately. Zika, Chikungunya not so much these days.

    Use your repellent morning and evening and you should be fine. The closer you get to the border with Haiti the risk goes up. Malaria isn't really a big concern but the potential risk of exposure is never zero. Malaria prophylaxis is cheap if you are worried. See a doctor.

    As for shots, a tetnus booster if you haven't had one in the last 10 years. Maybe hepatitis A (and Hep B if you are swapping fluids with the locals or spending time in a nail/hair salons).
    Interesting response from my Dr. when I discussed the possibility of contracting malaria while in the DR. He said there were two types. You can prevent one type with pills but the other type causes encephalitis and you can’t treat it. It’s a killer.

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    ! so better to take safety precautions pills vs malaria? prophylaxis ok ?

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    what you suggest about precautions ? pills ?

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