Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela has denied allegations that student leader Mcebo Dla.
DON'T share your vuvuzela if you want to cut down on the chance of picking up bad germs during the World Cup, a national travel clinic warned yesterday.
"A fan instrument such as the much-loved vuvuzela can unfortunately blow spittle and germs from infected individuals to other people in crowded areas and might be a health risk for infectious illnesses such as flu," an advisory from Netcare Travel Clinics' Pete Vincent says.
In addition he advises spectators to blow their own vuvuzelas and not share them with others since this could easily result in the transmission of germs.
He also cautions people not to blow too hard after the "unusual" case of a woman who blew so hard she ruptured part of her throat.
Vincent says Africa is not considered a health risk destination, but fans should keep basic rules in mind while y spending time in crowds.
"Crowds at the games also create an opportunity for the rapid spread of certain infectious illnesses such as flu," he says. "We should therefore take a few precautions to ensure that we have a happy, healthy World Cup."
This includes applying sunblock, not drinking alcohol in the sun, using a condom, covering the mouth when coughing and washing hands.
Travel Clinics advise a flu jab. F or those who had not had a measles jab before it was advisable to get one since the virus could be passed in sneeze droplets. So far 16000 cases have been reported since 2009.
Diarrhoea can be avoided by watching what one eats and practising good personal and food hygiene.
A vaccine is available to help prevent the Rotavirus infection in infants, and there are also vaccines available for other potentially dangerous infections, such as meningitis and hepatitis A and B.
Malaria risk is low since none of the stadiums falls in malaria areas and winter is a time of low transmission.
Visitors to malaria areas such as Kruger National Park should use a DEET-based mosquito repellent and find out whether they require prophylaxis to protect them while there. - Sapa