Subject: Re: Inoculation Info and Travel Health for India

I'd like to join Anne in relaying my positive experiences with anti-malarial medications. Neither myself, my wife, nor the dozen or so people with whom we've traveled into malarial areas have ever had an adverse effect from the drugs. As Anne said, it is just as important to keep exposed areas covered and use insect repellant, especially during heightened mosquito activity at dusk. These measures also help to prevent contracting dengue fever which is also mosquito-borne but has no preventive medication.

I'll reiterate that side effects are an unfortunate aspect of pharmacopeia. However, the risk of contracting malaria (still a major killer in many parts of the world) can be minimized with these prophlaxes.

John in San Diego