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Malaria

General knowledge
May 11, 2018

How mosquitoes choose their victims

You can’t sleep because you’ve been scratching and itching from mosquito bites, again! Why do they swarm to slurp your blood every night, but they seem to avoid your roommate? Why these little vampires need blood Pesky mosquitos are commonly known as bloodsuckers, but only female mosquitos are the culprits. Mosquitos generally feed on the nectar of flowers, but female mosquitos need blood to breed and lay fertile eggs. The secret ingredient they’re looking for is protein which is necessary to develop their eggs. The blood is also used to feed young mosquitos. Different species of mosquito’s feed on human…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
January 5, 2018

Side-step these 5 travel health-risks

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, these 5 bugs can ruin both. So, if you don’t want to spend you trip staring at the hotel or hospital ceiling, pack your first aid kit and these top tips! Common travel illnesses: Travel flu There you are on your cruise and you come down with the flu – not ideal, but very common in a different country. And you don’t have to be surrounded by sick people to pick up a nasty bug: your immune system may be geared up for home, but foreign bugs often require a different immune…
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Infections
April 20, 2015

This is how to get malaria the easy way

Getting Malaria, is easy: just pack away the mosquito net, attend evening braais in short-sleeved shirts - or no shirt - without mosquito repellent. Skip those anti-malaria tabs, or just take them now and again, and leave doors and windows open from sunset to sunrise! The mozzies will treat you like a buffet. (more…)
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Infections
November 5, 2014

Things You Need To Know About Malaria

Is there anything worse than being kept up at night by the constant buzzing of a mosquito? You just regard them as a nuisance, right? But they’re actually more dangerous than you may think – they can spread malaria. This’s what you need to know about those pesky mosquitoes. (more…)
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