n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Mosquito-borne viral infections in Southern Africa : a public health perspective : main article

Volume 29, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Six mosquito-borne viral infections are of interest in Southern Africa, four of which have the potential to result in a haemorrhagic state. Numerically speaking, the viral haemorrhagic fevers of Africa are not important in the public health sense, but these conditions tend to create panic and media interest beyond the true risk to health. Health workers are at potential risk of acquiring these diseases in the occupational setting, which further compounds the problem.

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