Recent statistics appear to show a decrease in risk for travellers heading to Indonesian Borneo. Current malaria risk status is Low, but read on!
The latest advice is that no antimalarial tablets are required for travel to this region unless you are at higher risk of complications associated with infection. Travellers at risk of complications from malaria acquired in Borneo include those who:
If you choose to use an antimalarial one the following are recommended, and Travelpharm sells these prescription antimalarials at great prices without the need to visit your GP:
It is worth noting that just because the advice states low risk, it doesn't mean no risk. Borneo frequently reports outbreaks of "monkey malaria", which is known as Plasmodium Knowlesi. This type of malaria is dangerous and can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.
The majority of Travelpharms customers who travel to Borneo visit for short periods of time and often for leisure or to volunteer with conservation work. Did you know that travellers who visit for conservation work are at greater risk than your average tourist? Malaria and other tropical illnesses are usually present in rural locations rather than dense urban areas. Be prepared!
For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page or check out our large range of insect repellents which should be worn day and night. Our prices are amongst the best on the internet!
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Borneo (Indonesian):
|Cholera||Hepatitis A||Hepatitis B||Japanese Encephalitis||Meningitis ACWY||Rabies|
|Tetanus||Tick Borne Encephalitis||Typhoid||Yellow Fever Vaccine|
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission