Malaria cases spike in Serowe

Disease bearing: Malaria remains a challenge for Botswana
Disease bearing: Malaria remains a challenge for Botswana

PALAPYE: Malaria is reportedly on the rise in the Central District, with a recent Ministry of Health study showing 12 cases and one death in Serowe during the 2014-2015 transmission season.

This is an increase from nine cases the previous year.

Traditionally, malaria in Botswana has been a regular feature in districts north of the country. While efforts in the north have largely proven successful in containing the disease, statistics unveiled last week suggest non-malaria areas are shrinking.

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