By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported three cases of human rabies, all in children, in the past month. These cases were reported from the Eastern Cape (EC) (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) (1) provinces.

The cases include a 2-year-old boy from Empangeni, King Cetshwayo District (KZN), an 11-year-old boy from Mdantsane, Buffalo City Metro District (EC) and a 5-year-old boy from Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality (EC). At least two are known dog bites.

Through October 25, eleven laboratory confirmed human rabies cases have been reported in 2021–Eastern Cape (5), KZN (3) and Limpopo (3). In addition, three probable cases were reported from KZN and a suspected case from Limpopo province.