Since 2000, the burden of malaria morbidity and mortality has been reduced substantially. Implementing more effective treatments for uncomplicated malaria (artemether-lumefantrine) and severe malaria (intravenous artesunate), as well as strengthening of mosquito vector control and malaria information systems, were among the measures that contributed to improved malaria control. These advances paved the way toward the South African Department of Health refocusing its efforts to work towards malaria elimination.

Published in Malaria
Saturday, 02 December 2017 04:40

Communicable Diseases Communiqué November 2017

Communicable Diseases Communiqué November 2017
 
Contents include: 
  • An update on rabies in South Africa, 2017
  • Plague in Madagascar: an update
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in South Africa, 2017
  • Measles outbreaks and surveillance update in South Africa, 2017
  • The influenza season, 2017
  • Avian influenza in South Africa, an update
  • An update on malaria in South Africa
  • Rubella in South Africa, 2017
Published in NICD communiqué
Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:25

Malaria Alert Updated 06 December 2017

Malaria Alert

Updated: 06 December 2017

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MALARIA ADVISORY FOR THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Updated: 06 December 2017

Published in Malaria
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:45

Malaria Advisory for South Africa 2017

Malaria Advisory for South Africa 2017

Updated: 06 December 2017

Published in Malaria
Monday, 16 September 2013 09:33

Malaria risk map for South Africa 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

Published in Malaria
Saturday, 22 June 2013 10:15

Worlwide Malaria map

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

Published in Outbreak maps
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:53

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.

Published in Malaria
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:14

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 deaths every year. 

Published in Malaria
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:14

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.

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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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