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Contact tracing linked to Monkeypox cases in SA underway

LOCAL The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says contact tracing has commenced in identifying any additional linked cases of Monkeypox in South Africa. Health Minster Joe Phaala, earlier announced that South Africa had recorded its first case of Monkeypox. The NICD says in a statement, the case has been identified[…]

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Measles outbreak possible as SA’s vaccination remains low — Health department warns

The national department of health has warned of a possible measles outbreak, cautioning the risk remains high following decreased uptake of childhood vaccination during the Covid-19 pandemic. Department spokesperson Foster Mohale called on parents and caregivers to ensure their children are up-to-date with their vaccinations to minimise the complications of[…]

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