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Recommendations for the treatment and prevention of malaria: Update for the 2015 season in South Africa

Lucille Hellen Blumberg

Abstract


Notified malaria cases in South Africa (SA) decreased significantly over the past 14 years, from over 60 000 in the 1999/2000 malaria season to less than 13 000 in 2013/2014. However, the past two seasons have seen increases in both local and imported cases. Mozambique contributes the highest number of imported cases in SA. This update provides recommendations for malaria treatment and prevention (in travellers and residents) for 2015.


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Lucille Hellen Blumberg, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, National Institute for Communicable Disease, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Malaria; Recommendations; Travellers

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(3):175-178. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9407

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-01-23
Date published: 2015-02-02

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