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Christine Dumontet

Nurse

09 April 2018

Malaria in South Africa

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: April 9, 2018, Travel Notice

Cases of malaria have been reported in international travelers who visited the Waterberg district municipality of Limpopo Province. This is an area where malaria is not typically found.

Travelers to Waterberg, including resort areas, should take medicine to prevent malaria and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

The United Kingdom (UK) has reported cases of malaria in UK residents who had returned from the Waterberg district municipality of Limpopo Province in South Africa. Waterberg had not previously been considered an area with malaria; however, local cases have been reported in the past.

Malaria is known to be a risk in other areas of Limpopo Province, including Vhembe and Mopani district municipalities. Other known malaria risk areas in South Africa include Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga Province, Umknanyakude in KwaZulu-Natal Province, and Kruger National Park.

source: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/malaria-south-africa