Cholera Outbreak Claims 43 Lives in South Africa

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The cholera outbreak has tragically claimed the lives of 43 individuals in South Africa, as reported by the Health Department. This count includes both confirmed and suspected cases, underscoring the seriousness of the situation. Across the country, there have been over a thousand suspected cases, with approximately 197 cases confirmed through laboratory testing.

The province of Gauteng, situated in South Africa, has been particularly affected, accounting for 89% of the reported cases. Other regions impacted by the outbreak include the Free State, North West, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga.

Responding to the outbreak, the Health Department has swiftly implemented measures to prevent person-to-person transmissions. Their efforts aim to curtail the spread of the disease and minimize the risk of further infections. Additionally, ongoing interventions will continue to be implemented to reduce the likelihood of new cases.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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