The equation differs if your spending most of your time on a boat, where exposure is going to be a lot less. We have taken anti malaria pills but did not like the side affects.
For us defensive measures have seemed to work. Mosquito netting in the V Berth, mosquito coils in the cockpit and salon. Long sleeve shirts and pants while ashore. Liberal use of DEET. Try to avoid being outside just a before and after dark when they seem to come out in droves.
If I was going to spend significant time inland then I'd consider taking something. Malaria can and will have long term consequences on your health, especially your liver.
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Last edited by tdw; 10-21-2013 at 06:58 PM.