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Malaria and Dengue fever

Postby vivi35 » Sat, 02 Jan 2010 4:42 am

Hi there ! I am going to visit Singapore in two weeks and I was wondering if there is a serious problem whith Malaria and Dengue fever. I don't know if I shoud buy a bug repellent spary here or....what do you think ? what do you do to prevent that ? Big thanks

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Postby taxico » Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:57 pm

it's not as scary as you think.

the majority of singaporeans don't take anti-malarials. dengue incidents are not as wide spread (although it does happens) as many foreigners may think.

these incidents are reported and town councils swing into action by deploying bug killing machines at such "hot spots."

having said that, it never hurts to arm yourself with bug spray. they can be easily bought when you get to singapore.

oh, and travel insurance.
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