Limpopo Health Dept expects to see drop in malaria cases

It says over 3,000 cases were reported from February with the highest number between March and April.

FILE: A feeding female 'Anopheles sinensis' mosquito on a human hand. Picture: CDC/James Gathany.

JOHANNESBURG – The Limpopo Health Department says the number of malaria cases has now dropped to just over a hundred.

It says over 3,000 cases were reported from February with the highest number between March and April.

The disease has claimed over 15 lives in that province so far.

Provincial spokesperson Thabiso Teffo they expect a significant drop in the number of cases by the end of this week.

“People should continue to be careful and when they see any malaria-like symptoms. They should approach their nearest health facility.”