INFOGRAPHIC: Holidaygoers warned of malaria

Holidaygoers who recently travelled to Limpopo and Mpumalanga have been cautioned to look out for Malaria-like symptoms.

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Professor Lucille Blumberg, deputy director of the National Institute for Communicable Disease, said there had not been a malaria outbreak in Pretoria, but travellers to these areas should be cautious.

She said people who travelled over Easter and the long weekend should be especially cautious as the immunisation period for malaria was two weeks.

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A social media post warns that people who travelled or are travelling to the Kruger National Park until the end of June, must take precautions as the highest incidence of malaria was reported in the Phalaborwa area all the way to Orpen Sabi Sands and Hoedspruit.

It is not yet known how many cases of malaria in other areas have been confirmed over the past week.

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What to know. Infographic: Danielle Ströh.

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