Reading a recent post for St Lucia it would seem that area is low risk however my wife and I will also be in the Pongola area for 4 nights and is it low risk too or not ??? Surgery Nurse said essential to take malarials as per UK given guidelines but she also said we needed yellow fever which is rubbish the same as she told a neighbour he needed malarials for Cape Town as many mentioned we are told. GP said decision is up to us as wife can only take Malerone and they are pricy. He said he personally BELIEVES area is very low risk from info from a recent course and I also took him copy of the recent map refered to in other post and we both thought as per that map it would seem Pongola area is on the cusp so in areas around rivers etc I suppose it could be risky however like the original poster I would like to bow to local opinion.
Must add my GP said that he believes that a lot of the time the locals of an area know far more than the brief overviews available to UK GP surgeries and most travel clinics are out to make as much money as possible so they tell you you need the kitchen sink innocolated as well. However he is playing safe and staying on the wall for a straight yes or no!
So if anyone would be so kind as to post their views on that area it would be appreciated.Edited: 07 July 2010, 18:13