According to media reports, malaria cases in Limpopo province (in the north / northeast of the country) 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, 25.11.2021EKRM, Malaria Update 2021