Re: Malaria outbreaks

Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:13 am

It is too dry. The only good thing about the drought \O

Re: Malaria outbreaks

Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:00 am

yes, normally not water, no mosquito

and it seems to me that malaria was in the North :-?


Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:28 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for my question.

Good evening all. My son in the UK has just advised us that his wife is now pregnant. This will be out 5th grand child. Yeeeeeeehaaaaaa.

I have already booked them in with us at Skukuza from 28.04 to 03.05 to join us for the meet.

Now, can a pregnant lady of about 5 months take malaria tablets?

If not, what are her options please?

Any information will be appreciated.


Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:42 pm

Wow that's exciting news STF!
I have no idea whether you can take anti malarials when pregnant but I'm sure the pharmacy places like Dischem would know the options :yes:


Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:10 pm

Well, congrats on your DIL's pregnancy for your 5th grandchild. ^Q^

I think, you son's wife should see a doctor. Not sure that advice from us would be any good, unless we got a doctor among us.

Malaria tablets can be quite hard on people. I didn't have to take them in ages, going to KTP and Addo for the past trips, but
I remember having taken the tablets one evening without food and I felt sick to the bone afterwards. Others get that even if
they eat. Not sure if your DIL took malaria tablets before and if so, how she responded to them. But even if she coped well,
you never know how her body might react now. That's why I said, she should rather talk to her doc / gynaecologist.


Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:01 am

Wow that is good news ^Q^ ^Q^

In 2009 my wife were 6 months pregnant with our daughter. Our 3 week kruger trip were booked and paid before we found out she was pregnant. We went to her gynaecologist and explained to him that we have booked this trip and it's a malaria area. He prescribed her malaria tablets which are suitable for pregnant woman.


Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:38 pm

Thank you very much PJL, Mel and Alf.

I will ask her to seek advice from her gynie.

Re: Malaria

Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:51 pm

Just a heads up...quite a few cases of malaria happening now in Nelspruit area, not even related Kruger yet, so be vigilant regarding "flu" symptoms up to 3 weeks after a visit. Mosquitos plenty now.

Re: Malaria

Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:25 pm

My SIL just told me about a medication that you only take when you get symptoms, so no prophylaxis.

Is there something available in SA? If so, can you advise me on a brand and if it's available without prescription?

Re: Malaria

Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:07 pm

It's tough to advise, Mello, all sorts of premeds...the problem is when visitors return home and doctors have no clue about malaria? So that is the advice...check blood asap for malaria! \O

But ja, there are premeds!

Chloroquin, I think...some make you nauseous,