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Malaria

31 January 2011

Post holiday malaria

The summer holidays may be a thing of the past, but for some the effects continue to linger – in certain cases with dangerous and even deadly consequences.

The summer holidays may be a thing of the past, but for some the effects continue to linger – in certain cases with dangerous and even deadly consequences.

According to Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics there has been a considerable increase in the number of South Africans presenting to medical practitioners and even to hospitals with malaria in recent weeks.

She diagnosed him with cerebral malaria and he was immediately admitted to the high care ward at the hospital and administered quinine.

  • Feelings of weakness, lethargy and dizziness
  • Fever and sweats
  • Muscular and/or abdominal pains
  • Vomiting, diarrhoea

 

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