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Old 18-06-2006, 19:13   #1
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Exclamation Malaria in the Exumas

On June 16 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning to U.S. travelers to the Exumas, particularly Georgetown, concerning an outbreak of malaria. There have been 16 confirmed cases, mostly among local residents, some of whom may have traveled recently to Haiti. The government is recommending travelers take chloroquine prophylactically. The warning in its entirety can be found at www.cdc.gov/travel. Updated information can also be obtained from the State Dept. at 1-888-407-4747.
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Old 18-06-2006, 19:15   #2
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Thank you Harriet. Posts like this are very valuable to the cruising community, and very much appreciated.
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Nicely done, Harriet.

Thanks alot. Like what Kai said. Information like this is vaulable to this forum. And people on this forum may have plans to go to that destination soon?

Many thanks.
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Thanks for the heads up, Harriet - I never would have guessed it.

The full warning is posted under:
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/other/2006...ia_bahamas.htm

and includes the following mitigating statement:

... At this time, CDC is recommending chloroquine as an antimalarial medication for travelers to Great Exuma. This recommendation is expected to be temporary and does not apply to other islands of the Bahamas ...
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