Diseases potentially acquired by travel to Southern Africa
- David Murdoch, MD, MSc, DTM&H, FRACP, FRCPA, FFSc(RCPA)
David Murdoch, MD, MSc, DTM&H, FRACP, FRCPA, FFSc(RCPA)
- Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
- University of Otago, Christchurch
Malaria — Malaria is a risk in some areas of Southern Africa. In malarious areas, Plasmodium falciparum is the predominant cause of malaria, and chloroquine resistance is widespread. Country-specific risk areas are listed below :
●Botswana – Risk exists from November to May/June in the northern parts of the country: Bobirwa, Boteti, Chobe, Ngamiland, Okavango, and Tutume districts/sub-districts.
●Lesotho – No risk.
●Namibia – Risk exists from November to June in Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati, Omaheke, Ohangwena, and Otjozondjupa. Risk throughout the year exists along the Kunene River and in the Kavango and Caprivi regions.To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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- ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES
- Yellow fever
- African trypanosomiasis
- Chikungunya fever
- FOODBORNE AND WATERBORNE DISEASES
- Travelers' diarrhea
- Hepatitis A and E
- OTHER INFECTIONS
- HIV infection
- Other sexually transmitted diseases
- Hepatitis B and C
- OTHER HAZARDS
- Snake bites