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Forum Posts

malaria tablets in goa

by amyclough

hi we are goimg to goa for 1 month in february,i am undecided about wich malaria tablets to take, when we were there last year some people were taking a 1 a week malaria tablet, from local pharmacy, does anyone know about these tablets? are they safe and are they effective, and does anyone know what they are called ?

Re: malaria tablets in goa

by lynnehamman

Medical advice should not be taken for granted on the forums.

Go and see your doctor or a travel clinic, and get the proper advice/

Malaria is a killer disease, so take correct precautions

Re: malaria tablets in goa

by GrumpyDiver

Malaria is far too dangerous illness to ask the amateurs at VT about. Go to a travel clinic that has expertise in these matters. Appropriate medication, if required, needs to be tailored to both the individual as well as being appropriate for the local malaria parasite.

Re: malaria tablets in goa

by taurean_traveller

I totally agree.It is a personal choice of course but then the possible outcomes are dependable on that choice.
I went to Kenya last year and Goa this year.
I spoke to my doctor and he prescibed different malaria tablets for the different countries.
I read from locals in both countries that the risk of catching Malaria was minimal but personally would rather be safe than sorry.
Some tablets need to be in your system before you go and for some time after.
My thoughts are go see your doctor/health centre.

Travel Tips for Goa

When to go

by illumina

The season for Goa is between October and March, with Christmas being the peak time. We were there in early April, and a lot of the beach hut resorts and restaurants were starting to close down for the coming of the monsoon season. That said, just out of season like that, it's a lot quieter.

Mosquitto Repellant

by Amgoanmad

Unfortuntely there are mossies in Goa. If you are not going to take anti malerial drugs then you best bet to to be prepared. Personally, i found that Jungle Spray from Boots was excellent. It contains 50% deet and prevents the mossies from even coming near you. I am aware of Odomos but it only contains 12% deet which is just not strong enough to avoid being bitten. Am sure it does help but i dont not beleive it stops you getting bitten. On our last trip the only four people who did not get bitten by mossies in my hotel was myself, my partner and our two friends. It seems that we were the only ones wearing 50% deet. I did try to obtain something stronger in Goa but it was impossible.

Better to be safe than sorry. I would use Jungle.

Also, mossie bites not only spread maleria they can be very painful and dont look too good either! The sun, the food, the hospitality and the slow pace of life.........

Department of Tourism

by husain

The Department of Tourism office provides some good information, free and useful maps, etc. It has zonal Offices in North Goa at Mapusa and in South Goa at Margao.

Their website is also quite useful for information


by ak47uk

It is always a nice thought when in Goa to go to a shop and buy some text books, pens and pencils which are very inexpensive and go to the local childrens school and give them to the teacher as they are always grateful.

Fishing village

by toonsarah

Perhaps the most interesting of the several villages we went to was this one, a busy fishing village (in fact almost a small town) on the banks of a wide river. Down on the jetty fishing nets were hung out to dry (photo 2) and nearby this man was using a stick to turn over the hundreds of small silver fish left out to dry in the hot sun. These can be kept for quite a while and used in many dishes.

Not all the fish were being dried however. Further along the road a woman (photo 3) sat in the shade of a tree with some of the fish that had apparently been caught fresh that morning, and she seemed to be doing a good trade with local women.


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