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Is there a need of malaria tablets for travel to the dominican republic?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agree and...

In a country of only 10 million there have been 1, 600-2, 500 malaria cases & 10 deaths yearly w/ reports of tourists coming home w/ malaria themselves.
Currently, the country has a cholera outbreak. In 2012 there were 7, 766 cases & 62 deaths. Bring an antibiotic in case of infectious diarrhea too. Remember! pepto-bismol interferes with Doxycycline absorption--do not mix them!

In brief: Agree and...

In a country of only 10 million there have been 1, 600-2, 500 malaria cases & 10 deaths yearly w/ reports of tourists coming home w/ malaria themselves.
Currently, the country has a cholera outbreak. In 2012 there were 7, 766 cases & 62 deaths. Bring an antibiotic in case of infectious diarrhea too. Remember! pepto-bismol interferes with Doxycycline absorption--do not mix them!
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes-many areas

Malaria is active in the dominican republic (dr).
The dr shares an island with haiti. The western section, area outside of santo domingo, and eastern beaches (including punta cana & playa bavaro) are areas where medication is recommended to prevent malaria. Throughout the entire island is is important to prevent mosquito bites. See your travel medicine specialist for help with malaria prevention.

In brief: Yes-many areas

Malaria is active in the dominican republic (dr).
The dr shares an island with haiti. The western section, area outside of santo domingo, and eastern beaches (including punta cana & playa bavaro) are areas where medication is recommended to prevent malaria. Throughout the entire island is is important to prevent mosquito bites. See your travel medicine specialist for help with malaria prevention.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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