Medical

AFRICAN DISEASES AND PRECAUTIONS

Travelling in Southern Africa may expose you to potentially dangerous diseases from a number of sources, i.e. diseases transmitted by contaminated food and /or water, by insects and by close contact with infected people.

In order to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Contact your healthcare professional and find out about the latest information – Do not rely on hearsay!
  • Food and water/drinks: Cook it, Peel it or Leave it!
  • Protect yourself from insects.
  • Carry a sterilised pack of syringes, needles and a drip set with you.
  • Vaccinations: Update at least the normal childhood vaccinations (particularly tetanus, diphtheria and polio, MMR should have been vaccinated twice in childhood and does not need to be refreshed) and consider hepatitis A and B vaccination as well as meningococcal meningitis and yellow fever.

ASK YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FOR ADVICE WELL IN ADVANCE!


 

 

For information on inoculations etc. go to:
http://www.travelclinic.co.za/live/index.php?Session_ID=1d7aeb833016ed284910b12d0a0b940f

For general information on all diseases go to:
www.cdc.gov

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