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

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.

Schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. Larval forms of the parasites, which are released by freshwater snails, penetrate the skin of people in the water.

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.

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

The CDC Malaria Map Application is an interactive map which provides information on malaria endemicity throughout the world.

Friday, 21 December 2012 06:15

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The SaNTHNet board is made up of the following:

Dr. Frew Benson, South African National Department of Health.

Prof. Lucille Blumberg, The National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Dr. Garth Brink, South African Society of Travel Medicine

Mrs. Marion Blewitt, Administrator

 

This article contains a list of the current anti-malaria medication used when travelling within Africa.

Information extracted from the Malaria - Topics in International Health CD-ROM published by the Wellcome Trust, and from a Roll Back Malaria information booklet Introduction.

Monday, 17 December 2012 10:40

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Important Notice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.

If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.

 

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