14 December 2017
South Africa: Malaria risk in South Africa 2017 (infographic)!
South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released a new updated advisory on the Malaria risk in South Africa 2017. According to the NICD, the seasonal risk to catch Malaria in Malaria-infected regions in South Africa usually peaks between September and May. Due to more mosquito breeding in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern KwaZulu Natal and other high risk areas in in the country, the seasonal risk has now been significantly extended. This increased breeding activity is most likely related to climate change and heavier rainfall. See the infographic below for more information.