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Limpopo cholera scare

By Frank Maponya Limpopo Bureau Chief | Mar 18, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

A ZIMBABWEAN man found to have cholera has sparked fears of an outbreak in Limpopo.

The 25-year-old man was diagnosed with the virus on Wednesday after tests conducted on him revealed he had the vibrio cholera bacteria.

The man was allegedly kept at the Lindela Repatriation Camp before he was deported to Harare two weeks ago.

He returned to South Africa and was kept at a shelter in Musina, where he became ill.

He was taken to the local hospital where he is still undergoing treatment.

Limpopo MEC for health Norman Mabasa confirmed yesterday the first tests conducted on the man had discovered the vibrio cholera bacteria.

He said they were working very hard to establish the facts surrounding the man's illness.

"We are worried about the possibility of a cholera outbreak."

He said a team from the provincial department would work with the national response team "to guide us on curbing the outbreak".

- frankm@sowetan.co.za

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Only in Limpopo

Mar 18, 2013 8:2 | 0 replies

They guy is from Zim and Zim is next to Limpopo, you stupid,

Mar 18, 2013 9:7 | 0 replies

@Papage, are you going cold turkey? calm down dear we know its Monday!!

Mar 18, 2013 10:7 | 0 replies

MEC WA LIMPOPO O RA BYANG GE ARE THEY WILL? GAPE BA SEPELA ,EBILE YENA KA DEPARTMENT YA GAGE GO WORSE,LET THEM LEAVE THE JOB TO THOSE WILL BE COMMITTED. NEXT TIME HE WILL BE SAYING 'the matter is under investigation', or i do not know about it

Mar 18, 2013 11:23 | 0 replies

Point of correction, vibrio colerae is not a virus, please get someone from medical field as an advisor. And stop confusing the public bacteria and virus are two different things.

Mar 19, 2013 8:23 | 0 replies

And the test didn't realy discover cholerae bacterium, the tests confirmed or revealed cholera bacterium because vibrio cholerae was discovered long ago.

Mar 19, 2013 8:26 | 0 replies

Actually that cholera started at Waype farm in Musina,

Apr 02, 2013 3:10 | 0 replies