South Africa's Measles Outbreaks Continue
South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) today announced that In the past weeks (week 35 up until week 36, 09/09/2023), 16 laboratory-confirmed measles cases were detected from four of the eight provinces where Measles outbreaks have been confirmed.
Gauteng province reported most cases (11), Limpopo reported one, Kwa-Zulu Natal reported two, and Mpumalanga reported two cases as of September 14, 2023.
Since week 34, 17 measles cases have been from Gauteng province.
The criteria for declaring the measles outbreak over was met in the Northern Cape province in week 15, the North West province in week 24, and the Free State province in week 25.
Globally, several countries continue reporting measles outbreaks in 2023, led by India.