Warning Guests of Malaria in the DR
Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:02 PM
The Public Health Agency of Canada (the Canadian Federal Government) has strongly suggested that travellers headed to the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana and Bavaro) take anti-malaria medications and tablets. Link below or you can google the agency.
Reports of malaria: Travel Health Advisory - Travel Health Program, Public Health Agency of Canada
And to top it off, the same alerts are all over the RADIO in Toronto! I just heard this travel advisory/ warning for the DR on the radio and my beloved girlfriend just called me worried. Her doctor suggests she and her children take the medication before travelling to my wedding. Needless to say, she is not impressed.
I did a bit of research..on these pills, you should not consume alcohol....at an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation resort...so you can guess how many happy people I will be surrounded by! Some users have also reported sensitivies to the drug and just a general feeling of malaise while on it (which can happen with any medication), but hopefully not while you are trying to enjoy a relaxing holiday!
Sometimes you take these pills for 2 weeks prior to your trip and sometimes for 4 weeks after you return. Oh my......
We feel we should tell our guests of this and suggest that our guests all talk to their doctors about this to get medical advice.
How do you suggest to your guests that they may want to talk to their doctors about anti-malaria medications before going on vacation for your wedding without causing panic and alarm and anger?
Already, I can feel the "why didn't you pick another island?" coming.....
We just want our guests to be safe...not sorry.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:07 PM
Also it is transmitted by mosqutio bites and I never saw 1 when I was there. The resorts are well taken care of and if you do go where there are lots of them like quadding or something put bug spray on.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:42 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:44 PM
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