South Africa: Rise in malaria cases in Limpopo province

25 novembre 2021

According to media reports, malaria cases in Limpopo province have doubled from 206 to over 400 cases in two weeks. The districts Vhembe and Mopani are most affected. Authorities expect a further increase in malaria cases during the rainy season in the coming weeks.

 

Consequences for travelers

Optimal mosquito protection is necessary at dusk and at night in the north/northeast of the country. In addition, from September to May, the use of chemoprophylaxis against malaria is recommended for stays in the high-risk areas (northeast and east of Mpumalanga Province, incl. Kruger & neighboring parks, as well as north and northeast of Limpopo Province.).

 

References

Outbreak News Today, 25.11.2021