Indonesia: Malaria adds to quake woes

Villagers still recovering from Lombok's recent earthquakes are waiting on the delivery of mosquito nets after 32 malaria cases were recorded in Bukit Tinggi and Mekarsari in Gunungsari district, north of the provincial capital Mataram. One local official expressed concern that the malaria was occurring near shelters provided for the survivors. Read more

Advice for travellers

Travelvax recommends that travellers visiting this region discuss their itinerary and preventative medication at their nearest Travelvax clinic, or with their healthcare provider. For advice, call Travelvax on 1300 360 164. More on malaria

Before you travel, call Travelvax Australia’s telephone advisory service on 1300 360 164 (toll-free from landlines) for country-specific advice and information. You can also make an appointment at your nearest Travelvax clinic to obtain vaccinations, medication to prevent or treat illness, and accessories for your journey.