Monday, December 14, 2015

Indian Travel: why I will take anti-malarial tablets


If you'd asked me a couple of months ago if I'd be taking anti-malarial tablets in India this time, I would have replied "No". 
However, I'll be travelling in the Tamil Nadu region and will pass through Chennai, where there was flooding earlier this month. And everyone knows malaria is a waterborne disease.
Even though they make me feel ghastly, I'm not going to take any unnecessary risks. 
I feel it's inconsiderate to expect India to provide emergency medical care for foolish tourists who wish to play Russian Roulette with their lives. We in the West have so many advantages that there's really no reason not to take responsibility for ourselves.

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