Recently South Africa effected with malaria.In South Africa has increased in the number of cases over the past few weeks.The symptoms of malaria like fever,flu shows in some cases.This has been attributed to the rise in ambient temperature, rainfall and humidity. In the 2016/17 season, a total of 9478 malaria cases was reported, of which 5177 were imported cases. For the 2015/16 corresponding period, there were 6375 malaria cases, of which 4752 were imported. Malaria transmission has been reported in Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi; and parts of Botswana and Namibia.The neighboring countries, are advised to take precautions. Travelers must consult with their doctors for anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis. Current recommended chemo-prophylactic regimens include mefloquine, doxycycline or atovaquone-proguanil. The consulting doctor will advise on the best option for each individual. It should be noted that whilst these medications are highly effective at preventing malaria, they are not 100% effective. The doctors are advised to be aware of the malaria symptoms of fever, chills, sweats, headaches, nausea and vomiting, body aches, general malaise and yellow discoloration of eyes/skin.The doctors facililty always provide on these effected areas.
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