Stop all medications and listen to people on the internet.
What is peterscot actually trying to indicate? That one needs Malaria Prophylaxis in Pilanesberg?
If that is true than yes VdC, that is absolut rubbish!
Not joining in this one again but some weeks back there was a post about Mossies not staying local and somebody, can't remember who, suggested somewhat sarcastically that perhaps they went by train or bus?
We all had a good laugh and moved on.
Seems like he/she may have been correct.
So if Yellow Fever can reach Belgium what chance Malaria in someones luggage at ORT? A purely rhetoric question of course. They could never do that could they.
<<In many cases, live mosquitoes have been found on aircraft, or travelling in luggage, having been transported from countries with malaria.
On rare occasions, people may even have contracted malaria in Europe and North America, dubbed "airport malaria".>>Edited: 10:10 am, August 23, 2011
Better late than never ...
The simple answer to the original question, if anyone can remember what that is, is no, the areas are categorised as being malaria free, they are marketed as being malaria-free, and are known to be malaria-free, and I would therefore say there is no need to worry about taking malaria tablets.
Here is a good website to have a look at regarding all medical issues:
I would say that this should be the last post here, otherwise there is the slight possibility that this could go on for days and days. And more mud will be slung. Amazing how such a simple question which should have been so easy to answer has provoked such a response !!!
Tracey, Owner / Director, Travel ButlersEdited: 10:50 am, August 23, 2011
Tracey - the OP, janice, wasn't only asking about malaria.
I'm not suggesting medication is or isn't needed for Pilansberg - I'm suggesting advice be sought from a doctor and/or a travel clinic, rather than internet geeks.
No mud. No slinging. bye.
You know what peter, you are very disrespectful and I think no-one spending private time and giving advise to travellers deserves to be called internet geek. I take offense!
Just learn one thing: Pilanesberg, JHB, Pretoria is like the suburbs of London (posibly nicer). Do you visit a travel clinic or doctor when you go there?!?!
I rest my case.
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