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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy (Pretoria, South Africa) (July 27, 2022)
July 27, 2022

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy (Pretoria, South Africa) (27 July 2022)


Location: Countrywide


Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries.​


Actions to Take:

o    Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions.

o    Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes).

o    Eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders).

o    Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into contact with infected animals.



  • If you are sick and could have monkeypox, delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare professional or public health officials.




United States Embassy to the Republic of South Africa  

(Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services.)

877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Tel: 012-431-4000 (outside South Africa: +27-12-431-4000)


Facebook: www.facebook.com/USEmbassySA/


United States Consulate General, Johannesburg

(Covering Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State provinces)

1 Sandton Drive (corner of Rivonia and Sandton Drive)

Sandhurst, Johannesburg


Tel: 011-290-3000 (outside South Africa: +27-11-290-3000)



United States Consulate General, Durban

(Covering KwaZulu-Natal Province)

Delta Towers, 31st floor

303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street


Tel: 031-305-7600 (outside South Africa +27-31-305-7600)



United States Consulate General, Cape Town  

(Covering Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Northern Cape provinces)

2 Reddam Avenue, Tokai, Cape Town


Tel: 021-702-7300 (outside South Africa: +27 21-702-7300)


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/USConsulateCT/