Information found in this section is supplied by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases', Outbreak Response Unit, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response.
For more information on these or other diseases not listed here, please visit http://www.nicd.ac.za/index.php/diseases-a-z/#char_42.
For Medical/clinical related queries: Contact the NICD Hotline +27 82 883 9920 (for use by healthcare professionals only).
Guidelines and other useful resources are available on the NICD website: www.nicd.ac.za
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.