Malaria

Malaria Seasonal Advisory

Malaria Seasonal Advisory Updated: 13 November 2018 Malaria Seasonal Advisory Updated: 13 November 2018 Southern Africa is experiencing its annual malaria season and it is anticipated that there will be an increase in transmission due to increases in ambient...

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. The best prevention is personal...

Malaria: Seasonal increase in progress 04 December 2018

Malaria: Seasonal increase in progress Updated: 04 December 2018 Malaria: seasonal increase in progress Updated: 04 December 2018 Malaria cases in South Africa are increasing as expected during the summer months. As at the end of October 2018, more than 16 000 cases...

Malaria factsheet

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...

Malaria update 28 September 2017

Malaria update 28 September 2017 Malaria update 28 September 2017 The early increase in malaria cases has continued in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, including cases being reported from the Kruger National Park and some of the surrounding private lodges. The very...

Seasonal malaria increase in progress 11 December 2018

Seasonal malaria increase in progress Updated: December 11, 2018     Seasonal malaria increase in progress Updated: December 11, 2018 Malaria cases in South Africa are increasing as expected during the summer months. As at the end of October 2018, more than...

What is malaria?

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. Introduction Plasmodium is a group of one-celled animal parasites that lives on the red cells...

Malaria FAQ

Malaria is a disease presenting with fever caused by blood parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which are transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. 1.         What is malaria? Malaria is a disease presenting with...

South African Guidelines for the prevention of malaria

The Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria in South Africa were developed by the national Department of Health in close collaboration with several stakeholders and malaria experts. Addendum to the South African Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria updated 2018...

Malaria drug list

This article contains a list of the current anti-malaria medication used when travelling within Africa. Country Name Malaria in Country Drug Resistance Malaria Type Prophylaxis for Areas with Malaria South Africa Present in the Mpumalanga Province, Limpopo (Northern)...

Malaria Seasonal Advisory

Malaria Seasonal Advisory Updated: 13 November 2018 Malaria Seasonal Advisory Updated: 13 November 2018 Southern Africa is experiencing its annual malaria season and it is anticipated that there will be an increase in transmission due to increases in ambient...

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. The best prevention is personal...

Malaria: Seasonal increase in progress 04 December 2018

Malaria: Seasonal increase in progress Updated: 04 December 2018 Malaria: seasonal increase in progress Updated: 04 December 2018 Malaria cases in South Africa are increasing as expected during the summer months. As at the end of October 2018, more than 16 000 cases...