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Mosquito net needed for central Nairobi hotel stay?

Old Feb 9, 20, 10:21 am
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Mosquito net needed for central Nairobi hotel stay?

Iíll be in Nairobi for about 24 hours next month. Based on CDC malaria information I had been planning to use a mosquito net there, but I just confirmed with my hotel (an upmarket hotel in the city) that they do not have hooks for nets.

Is a net overkill in this situation? I will be taking Malarone, and the hotel confirmed that they provide insecticide spray for the room.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 1:01 pm
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Goodness no! I've done over 100 hotel nights in Nairobi and lived in that region as well. Never the slightest concern about malaria.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 1:02 pm
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Yes, it is overkill. I go there every month on business and had a spell living there. In all that time I have never used a net or taken anti malarial.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 9:49 pm
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Isn't Nairobi supposed to be malaria-free because of the high altitude?
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It's not entirely malaria-free but for a short term visitor, I wouldn't be overly concerned.

I would still ensure they spray the room, not for malaria concerns but just because getting bitten is annoying
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Old Feb 13, 20, 12:30 am
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NBO should be fine - you will not be walking out at night and likely to be in the hotel most of the time...You don't need to take anti-M Meds - Just cover up and use a spray if concerned...espesh if sitting by the pool...
The main issues are if you go to the coast....then there are higher risks
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