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    Seems you are a week or so ahead of me on the same route. I did get a yellow fever vaccine and the doctor also gave me a prescription for Larium and also for Malarone because we plan in going to the Amazon. If only heading to La Paz or Sucre, I've read it's not necessary. I don't know why they gave me two different prescriptions (they are taken at different intervals). Here's what the CDC website says:

    * Taking a prescription antimalarial drug
    * Using insect repellent and wearing long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites
    * Sleeping in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms or using bednets

    All of the following antimalarial drugs are equal options for preventing malaria in Bolivia: Atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or primaquine. For detailed information about each of these drugs, see Table 2-23: Drugs used in the prophylaxis of malaria. For information that can help you and your doctor decide which of these drugs would be best for you, please see Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Thanks I'll look into it. I think we'll be at higher altitudes from now on but i wanted to be prepared in case we head for the amazon. Enjoy your travels Lisa Clarke almost 8 years ago

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