Emergencies preparedness, response

2000 - Cholera in South Africa - Update 7

27 November 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 27 November, the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has reported 5 876 cases and 35 deaths since the start of the outbreak in mid-August 2000.  There have been no new deaths since 20 November (see previous report)

The outbreak in Kwazulu-Natal is affecting the following areas: Lower Umfolozi districts which include Ngwelezane and Empangeni, Ulundi, Eshowe/Nkandla areas, Durban, KwaDukuza/Stanger area, Jozini and Ugu Region/South Coast.

Monitoring of water sources continues, particularly during the recent floods.

No special restrictions on travel to and from KwaZulu-Natal are warranted.