The updated ‘National Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2017’ (final draft version) can be accessed on the NICD website (www.nicd.ac.za).
The early increase in malaria cases has continued in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, including cases being reported from the Kruger Park and surrounding private lodges. Mild winter conditions have been favourable to ongoing mosquito breeding.
Good news in the field of malaria treatment in South Africa. Garsun® (artesunate; from Equity Pharmaceuticals) is now registered in South Africa.
With little evidence that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to resistance, it’s time to drop this message, argue Martin Llewelyn et al in a piece in the BMJ last month.