nathan wrote:I would be very interested to learn what you think about Malaria at this point. Especially how one should best prepare to deal with this issues if intending to be in Thailand for an extended period. I would appreciate your thoughts when you have the time for it.
That is more or less what I was beginning to think. I could take a drug for a time initially but it would be impractical over the longer term. We really need to get an "Ordaining..." thread going here somewhere (mods?). It seems the odds of ending up at the gates of WPN are pretty high. Given that visa problems seem to be only intensifying lately, there will probably have to be trips into either Burma, if I am in the North, or VIetnam/Cambodia, if I am in the East, at least briefly, every three months. I have gotten used to just watching mosquitoes feed on me here, how do monks deal with them there? Blowing, hand waving? Run? Just curious. I am getting a lot better at being able to simply accept being very ill if and when these conditions arise, and of course, they will.Dhammanando wrote:Hi Nathan,
It's not difficult to avoid it and merely requires that one stay away from malarial regions (i.e. most of the Cambodian border districts and certain of the less inhabited Burmese and Laotian border districts). This is what I did for the first 13 years, but then a couple of years ago I went to spend the rains retreat on a private island that was close enough to Cambodia to be visited by malarial mosquitoes from there. It hits you very hard when you get it for the first time, but if properly treated subsequent occurrences will get milder and milder and less and less frequent.
nathan wrote:mosquitoes...how do monks deal with them there?
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