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Malaria outbreak in Namibia

Omuthiya-Oshikoto Region has reported 102 new malaria cases in the first three weeks of January 2017, a rise compared to the 25 cases recorded in the same period in 2016. Fortunately, no deaths were recorded from the disease. The increase was a result of pools of stagnant water due to recent good rains. It was reported last night that cases of malaria were exceptionally high in Ohangwena Region where 430 cases and unconfirmed fatalaties were recorded. Oshana Region recorded 50 cases and three fatalities, while Oshikoto recorded 93 cases and no deaths.