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  • More Mpox patients receive clean bill of health as new cases confirmed

    Media Statement SA Department of Health

  • Ireland hits South Africa and Botswana with new Visa requirements

    The holiday is over for visa-free travel to Ireland for citizens of South Africa and Botswana.  Yesterday’s announcement by the government of Ireland — during the peak European summer — has come as a shock to those with planned trips to the Emerald Isle, throwing travellers’ arrangements into disarray. In a statement released on Monday,…

  • Dr Albie de Frey

    Is the Founding Member of Worldwide Travel Medical Consultants and Director of the Travel Doctor Corporate in South Africa. Dr de Frey was instrumental in the development of the Wits Travel Medicine Course in 2000 and is a Senior Honorary Lecturer at the School of Public Health at Wits University. He lectures to 2nd and 5th year…

  • Dengue FAQ

    Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes, which normally bites during the day time. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes, which normally bites during the day time.  1. What is dengue fever?​ Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes, which normally bites during the day time. In Africa, dengue fever outbreaks in 2013 have…

  • Ebola Virus Disease FAQ

    Ebola virus disease (EVD) (previously known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever), is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and non-human primates. 1. What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (EVD) (previously known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever), is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and non-human primates. The disease is caused by infection with…

  • Rabies Fact Sheet

    Rabies is a fatal illness caused by a virus that spreads to humans from contact with animal saliva. This can happen when an infected animal bites or scratches you. Key facts Rabies is a zoonotic disease (a disease that is transmitted to humans from animals) that is caused by a virus. The disease affects domestic…