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The impact of malaria control on perceptions of tourists and tourism operators concerning malaria prevalence in KwaZulu-Natal, 1999/2000 versus 2002/2003.

Authors
  • Maartens, Francois1
  • Sharp, Brian
  • Curtis, Bronwyn
  • Mthembu, Jotham
  • Hatting, Issak
  • 1 Malaria Lead Programme, South African Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa. [email protected] , (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of travel medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
14
Issue
2
Pages
96–104
Identifiers
PMID: 17367479
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The survey of local and international tourists and tourist facility operators in northern KwaZulu-Natal revealed that there was a discrepancy between perceived and actual malaria risk. The perceived malaria risk among both local and international tourists and facility operators needs to be addressed by distributing updated malaria risk information on an annual basis.

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