Malaria Information

The Greater Kruger and surrounding areas are considered high-risk malaria areas especially during certain times of the year.

  1. Understanding Malaria – Malaria is a disease transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It can cause symptoms like fever, headache, and chills, often resembling flu symptoms.
  2. Prevention Measures – Prevention is key when it comes to malaria. Here are some steps you can take:
  • Consultation: Before your trip, consult with a healthcare provider about suitable antimalarial medication.
  • Insect Repellent: Use an insect repellent to ward off mosquito bites.
  • Appropriate Clothing: Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, especially during the early morning and evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.
  1. Risk Periods and Areas – The risk of malaria is highest from October to May, particularly in the northeastern regions of South Africa.
  2. Immediate Action – If you suspect you have malaria, seek medical attention immediately. Malaria is treatable when addressed promptly.
  3. Travel Insurance – Ensure your travel insurance covers medical emergencies, including diseases like malaria.

Remember, the best way to prevent malaria is to avoid mosquito bites, especially between dusk and dawn. Enjoy your stay and stay safe!

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