Author Topic: Malaria in Central America  (Read 7544 times)

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Offline litespeed

Re: Malaria in Central America
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2018, 07:23:01 pm »
I traveled all over the world in my younger days with a knapsack on my back - some 60 countries in all - including a lot of time in central america. Malaria is a problem in south and southeast Asia but I never heard it even mentioned in the Americas. I have traveled all over Central and South America as far south as Tierra del Fuego. If you are going to worry about catching something worry about hepatitis A. Most backpackers catch it sooner or later if they travel long enough. It will lay you low for about 10 days and really peel off the pounds. I caught it in Lisbon. 10 days later and 35 pounds lighter I tottered on to North Africa on a 26 month circumnavigation of the world in the 1960's.
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