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...

Ebola Virus Disease

EBOLA / VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER IN PERSPECTIVE   WHAT IS A VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER? A group of illnesses caused by several distinct families of viruses. In general, the term “viral haemorrhagic fever” is used to describe a severe multisystem...