The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported cases of malaria in the western parts of the Waterberg District of South Africa’s Limpopo Province, an area uncommon for the transmission of the disease.
The centres are investigating the cases and are working to control the spread of the disease. A number of cases have been reported in the Lephalale, Thabazimbi, Bela-Bela and Tom Burke areas.
It is strongly advised to take malaria prophylaxis when travelling to the above district, as described. Medication is not needed, however, when travelling to the North West and Gauteng, but travellers should take the normal precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent.
We will keep you updated on any further developments.