Author: ansothom

Worst malaria season in decades

The biggest killer in history has not been TB or warfare, and ¬†projections suggest that not even AIDS will ¬†kill as many people as a parasite injected into the bloodstream by a female Anopheles mosquito: malaria. South Africa is not immune. With more than 43 000 cases and 310 deaths reported since September last year, experts are warning that the worst is yet to come, particularly as there has been heavy rainfall over the past few weeks in KwaZulu/Natal, the Northern Province and Mpumalanga the country’s malaria hotspots.

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