Cholera Outbreak in Eastern Cape

by Rajshri on  June 3, 2008 at 3:37 PM Tropical Disease News
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Cholera Outbreak in Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape Health Department has confirmed that there was a cholera outbreak in two villages and that a team of nurses and environmental health officers has been dispatched to the area.

It is reported that villages near Mthatha are the affected ones and the medical team will collect samples of food and water for lab testing. Some 25 people were treated yesterday in Elalin village near Mthatha afte5r they developed diarrhea and cramps during a funeral.

"We urge people to work with the municipality in getting clean water," Kupelo said. "And if they are going to slaughter animals, those animals should have been vaccinated and they need to seek advice from the Department of Agriculture."

Source: Medindia
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