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Conditions of concern

Tick bite fever

Tick bite fever is caused by a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks.

Malaria kills, even in South Africa

For a nation that enjoys spending time outdoors and trips to the bushveld, many South Africans are lax about protecting themselves from malaria, says Health24's Travel Expert.

Malaria: an African story

In 2007 Bill and Melinda Gates announced that malaria would be eradicated by 2015. Doctors battling the disease on the ground responded: “One day. But not in our lifetimes.”

Parasites

Parasites are organisms which live in or on another organism and harm that organism.

Malaria

Malaria is an infection of red blood cells caused by a single-celled parasite.

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