Medical Risks in Bots/Nam during Dec/Jan for Pregnant Mothers





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    Question What are the Medical Risks in Bots/Nam during Dec/Jan for Pregnant Mothers?

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    What are the risks of traveling to Henties via the Trans-Kgalagadi Highway from SA and then onto South Nam, during Dec/Jan for a first trimester pregnant mother? It looks like this route is just south of the Malaria high-risk zone. Other than Malaria, what are the other dangerous? Would high heat pose a risk or more of an irritation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
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    Negligible malaria risk on that route, but heat could be a problem - expect some temperatures in the early 40s in the Kalahari. We carry spray bottles (Gardena pot plant sprayers, available from any nursery) and spray ourselves with a fan going to keep temps down (no aircon in our Landy). Also be careful about water and as a precaution, purify anything you are not sure about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Negligible malaria risk on that route, but heat could be a problem - expect some temperatures in the early 40s in the Kalahari. We carry spray bottles (Gardena pot plant sprayers, available from any nursery) and spray ourselves with a fan going to keep temps down (no aircon in our Landy). Also be careful about water and as a precaution, purify anything you are not sure about.
    Thanks Tony. Water is always taken along and external water use kept to a minimum. I like you Kalahari aircon

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