South Africa: Malaria Update 29 June 2017
Malaria Advisory for South Africa June 2017
Updated: 29 June 2017
The malaria risk map as released by the Department of Health. Map produced by the Health GIS Centre, Malaria Research Unit and South African Medical Research Council. To significantly reduce your risk, take precautionary measures against mosquito bites throughout the year in ALL RISK areas. Where malaria chemoprophylaxis is indicated, mefloquine or doxycycline or atovaquone proguanil should be used.
Updated: 12 April 2017
The CDC Malaria Map Application is an interactive map which provides information on malaria endemicity throughout the world.
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.
Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization estimates 3.3 billion people (half the world’s population) are at risk from malaria, with approximately 250 million cases and nearly one million deaths every year.
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.
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.