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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Paul2504 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:59 pm

This is the first time since 1985 that we will be visiting the park and taking Malanil . We would usually rely on prophylaxis and the usual precautions. This time around with the unusual rains and reports of malaria in area;s not usually reported, we are taking no chances

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:55 pm

Good evening

We are going to Kruger in June with our 7 month old. Does anyone have some tips too keep her save from malaria at her then the m ozzie stick, net and the moz thing you plug into the wall?

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:01 pm

Boslaaitie, I do advise that you consult with your GP as to the best measures to take as one has to be so careful with such a young child.
June is usually not a high risk time of year but one can never take the chance.

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Cecilec » Sat May 13, 2017 10:06 am

Hi to everyone,

we just returned from KNP. :dance:

The last couple of days we were informed that in Mopani was Malariaallert. :doh:

BA from Joburg to LHR spraid the inside of our flight,maybe because of that ?

I do not want to make anybody upset,just to inform you.

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat May 13, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi Cecile
No BA always spray the plane when leaving Joburg, so that would not have been for the Malaria alert, but thanks for the warning, it is good to know these things :clap: :clap:

We always advise forum members to consult their doctor or travel clinic for advice on Malaria, just to be on the safe side, as they are the professionals. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Cecilec » Sat May 13, 2017 3:12 pm

Hi Crested Val,

we did fly already so often BA in our flight they never ever sprayed from Joburg,they musst have forgotten LOL. :dance: :dance:

We know this only from Tahiti and some more islands.

Thanks for responding me.
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I do agree, only your DOC will help you in anyway for your Malaria advice. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun May 14, 2017 6:36 am

I would say that anyone in the Park should be particularly cautious right now. Giyani hospital has an overflow of patients and it seems to be a nasty strain.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu May 18, 2017 11:51 am

Thank you Elsa. It is best to be safe and take all the necessary precautions.

I am not aware that a malaria vaccine is now available as mentioned in the advisory? Does it replace the malaria prophylactics and is it more effective than taking tablets?
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Elsa » Thu May 18, 2017 4:34 pm

I was not aware of any Malaria vaccine but it seems there is one, but I would advise anyone to speak to your GP or Travel clinic before visiting and getting more info and advice. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri May 19, 2017 7:34 am

Thank you Elsa. It is always best to consult a medical doctor before visiting a Malaria area such as the Kruger National Park.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Fri May 19, 2017 8:57 am

Good morning

We are suppose to go to kruger on the 7th of june with our 7month old baby. We cant give her anything because she is to small. The only stuff we can prepare our self with is baby mozzie wipes, doom sticks for the plug, spray and candles. Is is really such a big probleme? Would the risk be lower to go at the end of july and early august then to go in june?

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Re: Malaria

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri May 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Boslaaiaaitie - consult your GP or paediatrician. We are not professionals here and you will be given conflicting advice.

End of July - early-August is usually a lower-risk time, but things seem to be different this year, due to the late rain.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by saraf » Tue May 23, 2017 1:57 pm

Cecilec wrote:Hi to everyone,

we just returned from KNP. :dance:

The last couple of days we were informed that in Mopani was Malariaallert. :doh:

BA from Joburg to LHR spraid the inside of our flight,maybe because of that ?

I do not want to make anybody upset,just to inform you.

Greetings

Cécile :gflower:

Hi Cécile,

The spraying of the aircraft wasn't just because of this specific Malaria alert, its always done when flying from certain countries into the UK. Usually from countries with a Malaria or other insect-borne disease threat. It's happened to me coming back from Namibia, Zambia and even Turkey. All airlines should do it, not just BA as its UK regulations.
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Re: Malaria

Unread post by rayb » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:58 am

I've just been in to our surgery to ask about a malaria prescription and they handed me a long Travel Risk Assessment form. One of the questions was how far from medical help will you be? Touch wood, we have never needed this in the past, so any suggestions on what I should put down please?
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