GUIDELINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALARIA IN SOUTH AFRICA 2016

The Department of Health and the South African Malaria Elemination Committee (SAMEC)

South Africa has played a leading role in the control of malaria for almost a century and has dramatically reduced its burden of malaria since 2000. This has paved the way for our commitment to eliminate malaria READ MORE ...

 

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Yellow Fever Risk Areas

Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitted via the bite of Aëdes mosquitoes. It can produce devastating outbreaks, which can be prevented and controlled by mass vaccination campaigns.

Published in Yellow fever
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

Dengue/haemorrhagic fever

Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease of humans that in recent years has become a major international public health concern.

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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

Yellow fever factsheet

Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. It principally affects humans and monkeys, and is transmitted via the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. It can produce devastating outbreaks, which can be prevented and controlled by mass vaccination campaigns.

Published in Yellow fever
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

Influenza - Seasonal factsheet

Influenza is a viral infection that affects mainly the nose, throat, bronchi and, occasionally, lungs. Infection usually lasts for about a week, and is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, aching muscles, headache and severe malaise, non-productive cough, sore throat and rhinitis.

Published in Influenza (seasonal)
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00

HIV/Aids Factsheet

HIV is a retrovirus that infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. As the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker, and the person becomes more susceptible to infections.

Published in HIV/AIDS
Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:00

Rabies factsheet

Rabies is a fatal illness caused by a virus that spreads to humans from contact with animal saliva. This can happen when an infected animal bites or scratches you.

Published in Rabies
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