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Old 03-27-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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i am headed to botswana and zambia in two weeks. 1) has anyone been there recently? and 2) did you need to take malaria pills? i am still trying to decide whether or not to take them. thanks.
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I would start with these

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1071.html
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1062.html

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Here's another neat one :

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I moved your thread into the Africa forum, for a better exposure to our "experts".

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I'm heading to Africa for 6 weeks in the summer. I would not go without taking Malaria tablets especially for the countries you are heading to. You should take malaria tablets two weeks before you go.

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Absolutely. Take malaria tablets. Locals may disagree because the long term effects of taking them for decades deters them, but for you and I the traveler, you are foolish not to take them. People die from malaria.

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