South Africa recorded seven cases of rabies in 2020. This compares to 10 laboratory-confirmed human cases in 2019, said the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of South Africa on Friday in a communicable diseases communique for January 2021.

Of all the 7 cases, six originated in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province and one in Limpopo Province.

The NICD believed it is necessary to educate people about bite prevention and awareness of rabies in order to achieve zero rabies deaths.

In South Africa’s public health care facilities, human rabies vaccines and immunoglobulin are provided free of charge. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleSADC implores intensifying cooperation against second wave of COVID-19
Next articleAMISOM plans to intensify security ahead of elections in Somalia
News Ghana is a premier news source that covers daily news of Ghana, Africa and the World over.