29 March 2018

South Africa: NICD issues malaria alert for Easter 2018!

South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released a new malaria alert for Easter 2018. Due to increased travel during the Easter holidays, and the recent widespread rainfall across southern Africa, the number of malaria cases is expected to rise. The highest malaria transmission in the region would be found in Mozambique.
All residents and travellers to and from malaria transmission areas in
South Africa (north-eastern parts, covering Mopani district and Vhembe district of Limpopo, and the western parts of the Waterberg district (Thabazimbi and Lephalale areas)) remain at risk. Other areas of high transmission risk include the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, including the Kruger National Park and surrounds, and the northern KwaZulu Natal - Mozambique border region.



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