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im going on a cruise to portuguese island. should i take malaria tablets? how likely will i get malaria from a mosquito. i only drink bottled water

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Low incidence: of malaria in Porugal, no medicine is mandatory; however, always check with PCP for anti-diarrheal medicine and precautions.
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Depends: Portuguese islands per se do not have an endemic malaria problem However if a part of your trip involves staying in nearby Maputo for a few nights,you should cover with anti-malarials.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018

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