See, when I was in Lao last the furthest north I went was Vang Viene, and nobody seemed that bothered about malaria. I heard if you went say up to Luang Probang then you might want to start worrying about malaria.
Thing was, in Thailand it seemed the same... first started in Ko Phi Phi and nobody there was worried of malaria, cos there was none. Peeps there said "Oooo... if you go much further north than Bangkok you'll need to get yourself some antimalarials", but upon landing in Nong Khai the general concensus was "What you doing with those antimalarials? there's no need for them here... you need to be well into Lao before you'll need those".
The general scenario was that malaria was in the north, but you could keep going north and malaria was always still in the north, despite being in malaria country according to those more south.
There's a bunch of websites that proclaim malaria is wide spread across an area i've travelled through and know there was no malaria.
I'm curious to know if there actually is a large malaria problem in Lao, or if it is hype and actually there is very little malaria areas.
Anybody had any malaria experiences?