A specialist M. bovis Conference for those interested in wildlife TB
9 - 12 September 2012 Kruger National Park, South Africa
This conference will bring together in the heart of the world famous Kruger National Park researchers, conservationists and policy makers interested in and concerned with wildlife tuberculosis throughout the world. This will be an exciting midterm event supported by the initiators of the series of International Mycobacterium bovis conferences
Watch the space!
We are currently in the process of finalising the special conference issue of the IWTC in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
When booking your flight to South Africa, please ensure to inform your travel agent to book your flight all the way to Nelspruit Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport. Also keep in mind that the airport is two hours’ drive away from Skukuza and the latest entry to the Kruger National Park is at 6 pm. Therefore flights arriving later than 15:30 will not permit same day arrival in Skukuza .
Shuttle services are available from Nelspruit Kruger International Airport to Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park. More details will be posted closer to the event.
Malaria is endemic in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, including the Kruger Park and precautions in the form of malaria prophylactics need to be taken. Please consult your physician before travelling to South Africa.
Additional information on the Kruger National Park including facilities and activities is available at www.sanparks.org.
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