View single post by JFE
 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2015 03:33 pm
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Joined: Sun Jan 10th, 2010
Location: Mosselbaai / Qatar
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This is in general a plea to all not to take chances with malaria. Lots of our destinations are malaria areas and care should be taken.

My father-in-law (well known angler in Mpumalanga and also knows as "Captain" from his distinctive wear at price giving events) went on a business trip to Botswana and contracted malaria last week. He was in a hospital in Gaborone for four days and released, mom-in-law went to fetch him. He is now in ICU in Wilgers fighting for his live due to complications from the virus / treatment. He has inflated hart and respiratory complications.

Please take care of yourself and your family, most (including me) have become complacent with malaria, and although treatable it is still one of the deadliest viruses around. It's not nice to be where we're as a family, please take due care - prevention is better than cure!