Two Cholera Cases Detected In Limpopo - Mega Artists Media

Two Cholera Cases Detected In Limpopo

Two cases of cholera have been confirmed in Limpopo province on two Zimbabwean patients who recently arrived in South Africa after travelling to Zimbabwe.

Provincial health spokesperson in Limpopo, Thilivhali Muavha said the two patients are two Zimbabwean nationals males, aged 43 and 27 who had crossed the border back into South Africa recently.

In a statement, the department said the men were admitted to the Musina and Helen Franz hospitals after presenting symptoms. They were tested and confirmed to have the disease.

“On becoming aware of the suspected cases, immediate measures were taken to ensure the patients’ admission and treatment in accordance with established protocols. Our medical teams are closely monitoring their condition and providing the necessary medical care to facilitate their recovery,” it said.

“We would like to emphasise that cholera is primarily transmitted through contaminated food and water. It is crucial for individuals to practise good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently with soap and clean water, especially before eating or preparing food. Additionally, it is recommended to only consume properly cooked food and drink safe, treated water.

“We urge the public to remain calm but vigilant, and to promptly seek medical attention if they or anyone they know experience symptoms consistent with cholera. Regular updates will be provided as new information becomes available.”

Zimbabwe is currently battling a cholera outbreak, with the country’s Health and Childcare ministry updating over the weekend that more that more than 17,700 suspected cases had been recorded, and 318 suspected cholera deaths.

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