- For less-than-3 month-short term visit, take a Malaria preventive. As malaria mosquitoes are most active at sunset, avoid night activities and wear long sleeve shirts. Use mosquito repellents always. Sleep inside a mosquito net.
- Report to the Korea Embassy about your unexpected accident and problems.
- Do not wear jewelry
- Always carry your bag in public or using public transportation systems.
- Purchase drinking water and make sure it is sealed.
- Be respectful and keep courtesy toward the locals.
- Carry your backpack in front in crowded places.
- Do not swim in Lake Victoria because it’s polluted with a schistosome (a parasite aka, “blood fluke”).
- Do not walk around where there are few people at night
Precautions after the return
- Go to a doctor right away when you have high fever, diarrhea, muscle ache and headache and report about your visit to Africa.
- If you miss time for treatment, Malaria can cause death or serious trauma. It is crucial to find it out in the initial stage.
- Over the last 10 years, more than 10 malaria patients passed away among Korean immigrants and visitors.