11 October 2017

South Africa: Kruger National Park encourages the public take precautions against malaria!

Due to reported cases of malaria in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province recently, in particular in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality of which the southern part of Kruger National Park (KNP) falls under, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to caution visitors coming to Kruger National Park to take the necessary precautionary measures against malaria.
Visitors to Kruger National Park are advised to take prophylaxes in consultation with doctors, use repellants on the skin, wear long sleeve clothes if they happen to go outside of their units, keep the window gauzes and doors closed at all times and check that these are not broken, as well as to ensure that air conditioners in the chalets are fully functional.
SANParks request visitors who contract malaria after having visited Kruger National Park to assist them by immediately reporting to their local doctors at Skukuza Rest Camp (Tel +27 13 735 5638) as this can assist in recording and identifying all the affected areas in need of attention”.

South Africa, Kruger National Park, weaver birds

Kruger National Park is known to be one of the malaria endemic areas in South Africa. The mosquito-borne infectious disease can be contracted at any time of the year, but usually the malaria season is October to April, with March and April being the highest risk period.

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