Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Staying Healthy on the Road

Staying Healthy on the Road Medical info, e.g. malaria, vaccinations, travel medical tips, medical insurance, where to find a doctor.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE to YOUR choice of home hospital


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19 Jun 2008
Hindu1936's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yongin, South Korea
Posts: 327
Question Malaria tabs: by a bunch before leaving or

plan on buying them in the country in which you are traveling? We will buy a 60 day service before leaving the states for Mexico & South America. Won't need them in Europe. Availabilty and price in SA? Africa?

Thanks, Joe
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19 Jun 2008
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bellingham, WA, USA
Posts: 1,952
My approach to this question at http://horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/st...light=markharf
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19 Jun 2008
Smellybiker's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Missing, presumed fed
Posts: 302
Take some Malarone with you, 12 tablets was enough to nuke the 'resistant' strain I caught in Guyana. Never felt so ill, would'nt wish it on my ex-wife.

Generally doxycycline will be OK for S.America - there are maps (CDC website) showing where the various strains of malaria exist so you can choose the right meds.
__________________
GPS Maps & Motorcycle Shipping
http://www.smellybiker.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19 Jun 2008
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,225
I used the same reasoning and came unstuck: no Malarone in UAE, Oman or yemen, where I did catch Malaria. Buy it before you leave. It is so expensive, nobody bothers importing it into third world countries.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19 Jun 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dreaming of travelling and riding bikes in general..
Posts: 449
a-m tabs

Cost can be an issue with Malarone on long trips (they don't yet like to perscribe for more than 4weeks on the trot either - not that that would stop me).

Malarone is cheaper in SA and you can get it over the counter but it's still many times the price of the other am's.

Remember too that on my 4 month trip UK to SA, the size of all the doxy tablets, even out of their packets, was the same as my little washbag!
I would still take all the tabs I need with me if I went again.
__________________
Find out details of my 2011 trip to Siberia on a lightweight dirtbike:
www.brighton2expeditions.co.uk
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
malaria kevinhancock750 Staying Healthy on the Road 13 13 Nov 2007 07:32
Motos Against Malaria Todd & Christina sub-Saharan Africa 3 28 Oct 2007 16:50
Bunch of Questions-Preparing for Oz Merkado Australia / New Zealand 15 22 Nov 2006 03:39
A bunch of small things... roamingyak.org 4WD Overland Tech 14 3 Sep 2006 14:22
malaria Marianne Staying Healthy on the Road 4 3 Dec 2002 16:57

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:18.