Disease

Covid-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Rabies – South Africa

South African health officials report in the last month, two cases of rabies were reported in two children from the Eastern Cape province. As of 25 August, 2022, South Africa reported ten laboratory-confirmed rabies. Furthermore, five deaths from probable rabies have been reported from the Eastern Cape Province.

Ebola – Uganda

Uganda health officials reported six new confirmed cases of Ebola, bringing the total number of people infected to seven. One death has been reported. The confirmed cases are Sudan ebolavirus. Forty-three contacts have been identified and 10 people suspected to have caught the virus are receiving treatment at the regional referral hospital in Mubende.

Malaria – Pakistan

The death toll from malaria and other diseases tearing through Pakistan’s flood-ravaged regions reached 324, authorities said on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the floods were living in the open. Stagnant floodwaters, spread over hundreds of kilometres, may take two to six months to recede. Already they have led to widespread cases of skin and eye infections, diarrhoea, malaria, typhoid and dengue fever.

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