Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs compiled by John Frean, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Updated 06 July 2016

Published in Bilharzia

Travellers from Zambia; Tanzania; Eritrea; Somalia; Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certificate when coming to South Africa after they were included on the World Health Organization Low - risk yellow fever countries list.

Published in Yellow fever

General travel health advice for travelling to South Africa, including routine and recommended vaccinations.  Details on - Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Rabies

Updated 06 July 2016

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:14

Malaria Advice for Travellers in South Africa

The best prevention is personal protection against the mosquito. Malaria mosquitoes generally bite after dark, wear long sleeves and trousers in the afternoon and evening; stay in-doors if possible. Use insect repellent on exposed skin.

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