Malaria Risk Northern Natal

Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:41 pm

We will be in Imfolozi, Cape Vidal and Mkuze between 18-28 April 2014. Should we take Malaria Prophylactic Tablets.

Bushcraft, do you take anti malaria tablets when visiting iMfolozi during the rainy season?

Re: Malaria Risk Northern Natal

Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:41 pm

Duke, I suggest that you and all who accompany you take Prophylactics. Northern Natal is a Malaria Area. Malaria is a terrible disease that kills many people every year so please do not take a chance.

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Malaria back in Nelspruit and Hoedspruit....travellers please be aware this time of year!

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:08 pm

Heard of a couple of cases of malaria already. O-/

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:04 pm

Malaria is quite common where malaria is prevalent...

Perhaps, instead of dealing with outbreaks, preventative measures should be discussed here. ?

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:25 pm

Seems like stating the flaming obvious is also prevalent here. =O:

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:15 pm

Indeed, obvious, but we don't want to scare away prospective tourists either. So always good to provide prevention info too. ;-)
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Re: Malaria outbreaks

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:17 pm

Malaria outbreaks are flaming obvious too. ;-)


Indeed, obvious, but we don't want to scare away prospective tourists either. -O- So always good to provide prevention info too. ;-)


There is an ABCD for prevention of malaria. This is:
Awareness of risk of malaria.
Bite prevention.
Antimalarial medication - Chemoprophylaxis (taking antimalarial medication exactly as prescribed).
Prompt Diagnosis and treatment.
Malaria Prevention | Health | Patient.co.uk
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/malaria-prevention

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:57 pm

Mosquitos out again here, and a malaria death recently, so back to being careful, especially after a recent Kruger trip!

Sounds flippant, but just noticed the mozzies now.

Different with drought, maybe? -O-

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:46 am

Didn't notice any Mozzies on our trip, even some campers I befriended also remarked the absence of Mozzies. -O- -O-