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Mpox cases increase to 20 across regions


The number of Mpox cases in the country has reached 20, following the confirmation of four additional cases in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal over recent days. Encouragingly, approximately 15 patients have been declared healthy and free of the disease. However, five individuals are still hospitalized due to complications linked to pre-existing conditions.

Health officials emphasize that the recovery of many patients underscores Mpox as a manageable illness. They urge individuals displaying symptoms or who have been in contact with infected persons to seek medical assistance promptly. This proactive approach is crucial for early diagnosis and effective treatment.

The Department of Health reassures the public that Mpox, while serious, is treatable with appropriate medical care. They emphasize the importance of vigilance and responsible behavior in managing the spread of the disease within communities.

In other news – Nine killed in India and Bangladesh floods

Torrential rains and swelling rivers have wrought havoc across northeast India and neighboring Bangladesh, claiming at least nine lives and affecting over three million people, according to disaster officials. The relentless monsoon downpours, a seasonal occurrence exacerbated by climate change, have once again highlighted the vulnerability of the region to extreme weather events.

In India’s northeastern state of Assam, the situation has been dire. Over the past day alone, eight people lost their lives due to the deluge, bringing the total death toll since mid-May to 46. Read More

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