South Africa: Two cases of cholera detected

jihane rmili
jihane rmili
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Two cases of cholera have been detected in Gauteng province, South African authorities have said.

While calling on citizens to be more vigilant in adopting the necessary hygienic measures, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the two cases are attributed to two sisters living in Johannesburg who recently traveled to Malawi.

He added that a third case is under investigation pending the results of laboratory tests. Close contact between the two patients developed cholera-related symptoms and was admitted to the hospital in early February.
Diarrhoea and dehydration are among the symptoms of this disease.

The department’s spokesperson, Foster Mohale, called for good hygiene in order to avoid the disease while inviting people with symptoms to present themselves at health centers for medical screening and early detection.

Jihan Rmili

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