A column that focuses on selected and current regional and international disease outbreaks that may affect South Africans

Multi-Country Cholera Outbreaks

From the start of the year, up until the 29 January 2024, there have been a total of 20 787 cases (2 616 confirmed; 18 171 suspected) and 622 deaths

Influenza in the Northern Hemisphere

As of 8 January 2024, influenza activity continued to increase in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, mainly in parts of North America, Europe and Central Asia. Increased influenza activity was observed

Cholera-Africa Region

Since the beginning of 2023 and as of 26 November 2023, a total of 29 countries have reported cholera cases globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) African Region (AFRO) remains