Welcome to the South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet)

This site provides information on the health risks for travel in South Africa.  Additionally it provides appropriate advice, information on mass gatherings, travel advisories and disease outbreaks. The information is updated on a regular basis.

SaNTHNet is not intended to provide a personal risk assessment for the individual traveller, for such advice, travellers are encouraged to seek professional advice from a travel medicine provider.

Our partners

SaNTHNet is a public access website dedicated to travel health provided by the DoH, NICD and SASTM

Department of Health South Africa

The South African National Department of Health

The Department of Health is the executive department of the South African government which is assigned to health matters.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases

The NICD is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence. The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.

South African Society of Travel Medicine

The South African Society of Travel Medicine

SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

 

Website Terms of Use – User Agreement

Please read the following terms and conditions with care before using this website. By accessing or using the South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet) site, you consent to the following terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change this information at anytime and therefore, we recommend that you review this Agreement regularly.

Ownership

All pages within this website and any material available for download are the property of SaNTHNet and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates and/or the original authors. The content on santhnet.co.za is provided to you without charge as a convenience and for your informational purposes only. This site offers educational information on our organization, its services, health-related issues and resources. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician if you have any questions regarding a medical condition.

Acceptable Use

SaNTHNet hereby grants you a non-exclusive license to use the Site solely for your personal non-commercial use. Any unlawful use of this site or use inconsistent with these terms and conditions is prohibited and will result in an automatic termination of such license.

Copyright

The contents on santhnet.co.za are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced or used, in whole or in part without the prior written consent of SaNTHNet, and/or the owners of the material. Requests can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Downloading or printing information from the website to a single computer for informational, personal and non-commercial use is permitted as long as all copyright or proprietary information remains intact or is added to the excerpt under "source".

Disclaimer of Warranties

In providing this website to you for your convenience, you use the site at your own risk. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within this website is accurate and timely, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the contents, whether the contents are current, or free from changes caused by third parties. We assume no liability for interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other hazards resulting from your use of this site.

No Medical Advice

All health and health-related information contained within this SaNTHNet website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a health care professional. No information provided in this site may be considered medical advice. The information may not be relevant for your individual situation and may be misinterpreted. SaNTHNet assumes no responsibility for how you use information obtained from this site. Before making any decisions regarding your health care, ask your personal physician.

Limitation of Liability - Links to Other Websites

As a convenience, we have included links to other internet websites not managed by SaNTHNet. SaNTHNet does not review, control or take responsibility for the accuracy of content on these websites. The websites we link to are owned and controlled by other organizations or parties. Their Privacy and Security Policies may differ from SaNTHNet´s policies.

Linking to other websites not managed by SaNTHNet does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product(s) offered. SaNTHNet assumes no liability related to a users use on any linked sites. Your access to and use of these websites, including the information, services or products, is solely at your own risk.

Similarly, if a third party provides a link to our website, it does not necessarily reflect an official relationship with that third party.

Confidentiality

Please be aware that most information transmitted over the Internet is not secure; thus, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Information of a confidential, proprietary or privileged nature should not be sent electronically to SaNTHNet. Any patient information transmitted to our site will be treated as non-confidential. Personal medical information should never be sent to our website.

Copyright Notice

The SaNTHNet logo is the copyright mark of SaNTHNet. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this site are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.

Information Collected When You Browse SaTHNet Web Pages
 
If you browse or download information during your visit to this web site, we collect and store only the standard data collected by all web server software. That information is:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address used for your connection (but not your e-mail address). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request.  Example: 122.125.36.42;
  2. The domain name assigned to your IP Address (if there is one).  Example:   somename.com;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you used.  Example:  Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
  4. The date and time you visited this site;
  5. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  6. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site. (Note: this is included so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors get to our site, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.)

 We do not track individual user navigation choices. We do, however, summarize the information listed above to determine:

  • what organizations are our most frequent users (item 2 above) to better target our content for the audience.
  • what browsers are being used on our site to determine what techniques we should use to develop pages that will work with different browsers (item 3 above).
  • how often our pages are being visited (item 5 above).
  • the traffic from organization names such as search engines that direct people to the site (item 6 above)

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the South African law and international statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Cookies
 
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Cookies placed on your computer by our Web management tools are written so they can only be used by our Web tools, and they only retrieve specific information. We do not gather information from you, from other cookie files, or access any other information on your computer.

Most Web browsers allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature (refer to your browser's help function for details). You can control the use of cookies on your computer, and even eliminate them.  However, eliminating cookie use may interfere with the function of some santhnet.co.za Web site services. 

Reservation of Rights

Our failure to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

How to Contact Us

Any questions with respect to this notice should be directed to the organisation secretary here.

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