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.