Cholera

06 January 2009

Cholera hits Gauteng

The number of confirmed cholera cases in Gauteng stands at 21, a health official said on Monday.

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The number of confirmed cholera cases in Gauteng stands at 21, a health official said on Monday.

"The confirmed cases in Gauteng are 21 since the outbreak in mid-November. The death toll is still three," said Dr Chika Esomugha, a medical advisor for public health in Gauteng.

In Limpopo, the overall number of confirmed cases is 1 441, said Limpopo provincial health spokesman Phuti Seloba.

He said 33 suspected cases were reported at the weekend but these had not been confirmed as cholera yet.

Limpopo's cholera death toll since November 15 is nine.

The World Health Organization said on January 1 that more than 30 000 people have been diagnosed with cholera in Zimbabwe.

More than 1 700 people have died of cholera in that country.

(Sapa, January 2009)

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