High risk malaria areas identified in South Africa
Health authorities in the City of Johannesburg have identified 22 high risk malaria areas‚ with a warning for people planning on visiting these popular destinations during the holiday season to follow prevention measures to avoid becoming infected. The high risk areas include Musina‚ Phalaborwa‚ Skukuza‚ Hazyview‚ Komatipoort‚ Groot Letaba‚ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve‚ Thornybush‚ Sabie Sand‚ Kruger National Park‚ Ndumo‚ Tembe‚ Greater St Lucia Wetland Park‚ Hluhluwe‚ Umfolozi‚ Ithala‚ Phongolapoort‚ Maputo Elephant Reserve‚ Limpopo Transfrontier Park‚ Banhine National Park‚ Malolotja Nature Reserve and Mkhaya Nature Reserve.
All travellers to any region where malaria transmission is occurring can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Anti-malaria medication is recommended.