Friday, 06 October 2017 06:56

Measles FAQ

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Patients with measles present with fever and with a rash.

Friday, 06 October 2017 08:35

Pertussis FAQ

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly infectious disease that affects the respiratory tract

Friday, 06 October 2017 08:43

Rabies Fact Sheet in South Africa

Rabies is a contagious viral disease causing damage to the brain and the spinal cord and is uniformly fatal.

Friday, 06 October 2017 08:58

Salmonella FAQ

Salmonella are Gram-negative bacteria of the Enterobacteriaceae family. Salmonella are divided into two main groups on the basis of the illness they cause - typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonella.

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:05

Tetanus FAQ

Tetanus, commonly known as “lockjaw”, is a potentially fatal infection caused by the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani which is often found in soil, street dust or animal or human excrement. 

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:11

Tick Bite Fever FAQ

Tick bite fever is caused by tiny bacterial organisms called rickettsias. 

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:16

Typhoid FAQ

Typhoid fever, also called enteric fever, or simply ‘typhoid’, is a systemic illness caused by a bacterial infection with Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serotype Typhi or serotypes Paratyphi A, B or C

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:42

Yellow Fever FAQ

Yellow fever is a vector-borne acute viral haemorrhagic disease caused by an infection with the Yellow Fever virus (YFV)

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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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