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post #15 of Old 08-29-2013
Dfok
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Re: Malaria

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Originally Posted by Frogwatch View Post
Before my trip, I inquired of the local health dept what I should take and they never mentioned malaria. Later, they told me they thought i was going to some resort on the coast and not wandering in the jungle looking for caves.
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Ye gads man! Caves?!? That is where the bats and the bat guano are. Willingly going into caves (unless you are a miner) is a bit crazy, but hell, have at it. Willingly going into a certifiable "bat ****" zone without mask, meds and a lot of counseling trying to talk you out of that is nuts.
I went to Costa Rica, visited a volcano. Did not jump into the lava even though the local health department never mentioned I was not fireproof.
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