Cholera

08 January 2009

More cholera in KZN

A 41-year-old Zululand woman has been diagnosed with cholera, the KwaZulu-Natal health department said on Thursday.

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A 41-year-old Zululand woman has been diagnosed with cholera, the KwaZulu-Natal health department said on Thursday.

Spokesman Chris Maxon said this case brought the number of confirmed cases in the province to three. Tests on several others with suspected cholera were negative.

Two others who were diagnosed with the water-borne disease in December included a Zimbabwean trucker who died, and an Ethiopian man, who travelled through Zimbabwe to South Africa.

He was treated at the Nkonjeni Hospital in Zululand and survived. "He was then discharged," said Maxon.

"This new patient will also be treated at the same hospital and we believe she will live."

The South African victim had told health workers she had never been to Zimbabwe and had never travelled "anywhere far in her life".

(Sapa, January 2009)

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