My Smile

My Smile at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is for clients who value their teeth. Drs Auke van der Meulen and Karen Kromhout try to book longer appointments for each patient, ensuring there is plenty of time for an unhurried, complete check-up where the emphasis is on quality of service and care.

What’s the risk of malaria in White River?

Malaria remains a risk throughout the Lowveld. The degree of risk fluctuates seasonally, higher in the summer when it rains and there are puddles of water in which the Anopheles mosquito can breed; lower in winter. The peak incidence months are usually March and April, as the incubation period is 7-14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The level of risk is certainly higher in the Kruger Park and the Onderberg/Nkomazi, where the average temperatures are higher, but remember that mosquitos can be transported in vehicles out of the park to White River and Nelspruit. Trying to put a percentage to the risk level is meaningless.