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Man (19) dies of cholera

By unknown | Feb 25, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Zinhle Mapumulo

Zinhle Mapumulo

Cholera has claimed another life in Johannesburg - of a 19-year-old Zimbabwean residing in Diepsloot.

The man died at the Helen Joseph Hospital yesterday, bringing the number of people killed by cholera to four since November last year.

However, the department of health said no source of cholera had been found in the province's rivers and dams.

"Most of the suspected cases are people who have a history of travelling to either Zimbabwe or Musina," said department spokesman Phumelele Kaunda.

"Those who do not have been found to have been in contact with people who have travelled to these areas. The man who died had visited his home country in December."


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