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Fumigation teams helping in the fight against malaria in Limpopo

The Limpopo health department says spraying households with long-acting residual insecticides is helping in the fight against malaria. April 25 is World Malaria Day.

Spokesperson Neil Shikwambana said the department had deployed 42 teams across the province to help reduce the number of malaria cases.

He added that, although there had been a gradual decline in the transmission of malaria since 2000, they had noted an increase during 2017, with 17 765 cases reported between January and December last year.