WHY SHOULD YOU VACCINATE AGAINST YELLOW FEVER?Yellow Fever is a virus originally common to primates in Africa & South America. This virus is spread by the Yellow Fever mosquito, which is still found in South Africa due to the favorable climate. It is imperative that we prevent the spread of this deadly disease and can achieve this by enforcing border controls preventing infected people, travelling from areas where there is a threat, from coming to South Africa, without a valid Yellow Fever certificate, as proof that they have been vaccinated and are not carriers of the disease.
Sadly there is no cure or treatment for Yellow Fever. Prevention is only treatment therefore vaccinate!
MALARIA PREVENTIONMosquito’s are much more than just an irritating little flying bug. This FemFatalis considered one of the most dangerous creatures on this planet because of their ability to spread deadly diseases with a single bite.
Malaria is caused by a parasites picked up by a mosquito feeding on infected humans and is then passed on when this mosquito injects its saliva while feeding on another human. Once these parasites are in the human body, they migrate to the liver where they grow and multiply. Eventually these parasites enter the blood stream to continue developing and multiplying, ultimately destroying blood cells.
Depending on the duration of the travel, Malaria Pills – either Malanil, Mefliam or Doxicycline will be prescribed. Contrary to the “old wife’s tale”, malaria prophylaxis & malaria pills don’t mask the symptoms of malaria, they prevent the infection.
Rapid result malaria test kits are also available. These screening tests are approved by the World Health Organisation, are 100% accurate on a negative test and takes only 10 minutes.
Coartem tablets are used for the treatment of malaria.
HIV TESTINGWorld Health Orginsation approved rapid result HIV tests can be done conveniently and discreetly in the comfort of your own home or office. If the case of a positive result, help will be given regarding further blood tests, treatment options, ARV’s and essential counseling.