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Take Malaria Medications Before Travelling
Source: Bua News
Source Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: South Africa
Created: Dec 08, 2010

Wear long-sleeve shirts and trousers or use mosquito repellents that can be applied to exposed skin area, burn mosquito repellant candles and coils, spray insecticides and use nets around the bed.”


Malaria is a disease that is transmitted by the bites of certain types of mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, headache, flu-like symptoms, body aches and pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. People at risk include immune-compromised people, children aged under five, the elderly and pregnant women.


People are urged to seek medical attention where signs and symptoms of malaria are suspected especially if the person has travelled to malaria endemic areas.


The department said between January and November, nine people who had travelled to malaria endemic areas died of malaria. - BuaNews




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