RFI: Buying treated mosquito nets in South Africa

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Subject: RFI: Buying treated mosquito nets in South Africa
From: "David Adams" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:55:24 +1000
I'll be traveling in Kruger and other potentially malarial areas this
October and am looking for some local advice regarding mosquito nets.
I'm under the impression that not all of the accommodation in the
camps includes nets. Given that, I'm thinking about buying a net.

For background, I travel to tropical areas with malaria and/or a
variety of other mosquito-born diseases roughly once a year. Enough to
make me think about it. What I'd really like to get is a net that's
been treated with a long-lasting insecticide compound like
Deltamethrin. As much as I've heard about these nets, I've not seen
one and they seem to be expensive and hard-to-find on-line. For
example, the site below offers such a net:

Can anyone offer some suggestions regarding using mosquito nets in the
malarial parts of southern Africa and about the chances of buying a
treated net in South Africa?

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions.

P.S. I followed the malaria threads with great interest and learned a
good deal from them. Are the inexpensive self-diagnostic kits that
were mentioned readily available?

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