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Talk:Malaria

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So this has been ided as a Wikitravel:Slippery slopes and I think we need to discuss it. On one hand, it's something that should be covered, and maybe we don't want to repeat the same background basics on every malarial-country page. On the other hand, users should be able to get all the info they need for a country on that country page. Additionally, I'd hate to see everything single traveller's health issue get it's own page ("Bug bites" "Splinters" "Blisters"). So where's the middle ground? Ideas?

I would say malaria is a big enough subject to warrant a page of it's own. Perhaps a case by case basis needs to be taken. I would like to see more info on the effectiveness of various antimalarials in various areas.

Lariam[edit]

To quote the article:

"It does have a number of contra-indications and must be prescribed by a doctor, and has also been known to have very rare but severe neurological side effects."

A friend has had some neurological side effects from Lariam. He described them as paranoid delusions - he said he felt for the first week in Ghana that everyone was ready to kill him. I'll see if I can't get him to add his stories here. 67.246.176.132 01:00, 24 July 2010 (EDT)

Making it clearer of what was meant by neurological side effects can be cool (though article already mentions lucid dreams), however please try to avoid the temptation to add sentences that use first person pronouns, try something that reads more neutral instead. – Vidimian 03:13, 24 July 2010 (EDT)

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