Hey mosquito, leave me alone

There are plenty of disease vectors that are serious enemies of the international traveler. Serious enemies. Nemesis level. Damn.

I’ve been vaccinated (or protected) against a lot: Yellow Fever, Polio, Typhoid, Hep A and B. And the standard U.S. MMR, tetanus, diphtheria, etc.

And I’m more than familiar with basic food and water precautions to fend off cholera, giardiasis and the like.

But mosquitoes still are a royal pain. I’ll be on Lariam (for malaria) as long as I can when I’m overseas, but the little bastard insects carry other diseases, including the infamous Dengue Fever, which is known as Break Bone Fever, due to unfortunate symptoms and pain.

Mom called today and asked about it. I told her not to worry too much.

But it’s a nasty threat. Hence why I picked up this fun little bit of protection at REI today.

Meet the Bug Hut Pro 1.

Bug Hut Pro 1

Eat it, bugs

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4 Responses to “Hey mosquito, leave me alone”

  1. Criner Says:
    August 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Yo,

    Why don’t you take Doxy or some other low-grade antibiotic for malaira? Larium is rough stuff, yo!

  2. dan Says:
    August 7th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    agreed, that shit’ll make you crazy.

  3. Adam Jadhav Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I love the wicked dreaming. Night sweats and all.

  4. Shannon Says:
    August 15th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I take Malarone. It’s very expensive, but it works best and has no side effects (yet).

    REI also has the world’s best bug repellent used by all of us. It comes in a white bottle and has a second little orange travel-size bottle. Highly recommended.

    We can go shopping for an insecticide treated bed net when you arrive (if you want). They cost about 5-10 bucks.

    xo

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