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I am a bit worried of taking lariam (the only available in Russia) because of it's severe side effects...
Thanks for help,
Anya

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    Always is..
    Depends on where you are though. In Nairobi for example the risk will be extremly low as the altitude is too high. We met a lot of people not taking antimalarial medication with no issues with malaria but they were mostly very vigilant in using insect sprays and mosquito nets. I also know there are places you can buy malarone cheapy in kenya as long as you go to a good pharmasist that wont sell you fakes (your hotel/hostel receptionist should be able to tell you where to go). We took Malarone for three months with no side effects.

    hope that helps. over 6 years ago

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    Yes, there is always a risk of catching malaria in Kenya however it is a lower risk over the winter months. Best to consult your GP or closest travel clinic for up to date travel vaccinations. over 6 years ago

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    We were in Kenyan for 22 days, all over, we went to 8 different national parks. I hardly ever saw a mosquito.
    I was never bitten by a mosquito, and I didn't ever wear bug repelant. over 6 years ago

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    Nairobi. No risk. Mombasa and the Western part of Kenya, yes. over 6 years ago

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    Malarone is an excellent antimalarial drug. But you need to start taking it before you arrive in the malarial region. If your travel plans allow, I'd pick it up in Nairobi, do your required # of days on it, then head to the coast or the west. over 6 years ago

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