Increase in Malaria Oubreaks

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Increase in Malaria Oubreaks

In South Africa, the Limpopo Health Department has also announced an increase in the number or reported malaria cases in the province, particularly around Lephalale and Thabazimbi, media reports show.

According to News42, the Limpopo health department on 14 March confirmed at least 46 cases of malaria had been reported in the western Waterberg district around Lephalale and Thabazimbi.  The department’s spokesperson Thabiso Tefo stated no fatalities had been reported, thus far.

“It is an area that does not normally have malaria mosquitoes. We also worried that 70 percent of the cases reported were people who had not travelled. It means they had contracted malaria in the area they stay,” he said

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