In response to the recent cholera outbreak that tragically claimed the lives of 17 residents in Hammanskraal, located north of Pretoria. The government is taking action to investigate all potential sources of contamination.
On a national scale, the National Health Department reported a total of 51 cholera cases by Monday. The breakdown of cases is as follows: one case in Limpopo with a travel history, six cases in Vredefort located in the Free State, and the majority, 44 cases, in Gauteng, with Hammanskraal being the most heavily affected area.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has urged provinces where no cholera cases have been detected to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspected cases to the Department of Health.
For further information, concerned individuals are encouraged to contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) 24-hour hotline at 082 883 9920. – SAnews.gov.za