World Malaria Day 2017

Malaria Prevention: Let’s close the gap on World Malaria Day 2017 (http://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2017/en/) The World Health Organisation  is calling on closing the gap in malaria prevention on World Malaria Day 25 April 2017. Although new malaria...

Influenza Season 2015

When is influenza season? Influenza also called flu is an acute viral respiratory infection, transmitted by the influenza virus. This virus has three main types A, B and C. Influenza A is classified into different subtypes. The currently circulating seasonal viruses...

Children and Malaria

My wife and I would like to plan a trip to the Kruger National Park with our small children. At what age can you start giving malaria preventative medication to children? Technically, as soon as they weigh over 5kg. However, I wouldn’t advise children under five...

Pertussis / Whooping cough

Pertussis / Whooping cough Mode Of Infection Pertussis (Whooping cough) is caused by the bacterium, Bordetella pertussis. It is highly contagious, easily transmitted form person to person by droplets. It occurs mainly in infants and young children, and is easily...