Emergencies preparedness, response

2000 - Cholera in South Africa - Update 10

29 December 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 29 December, the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has reported 11 183 cases and 51 deaths since the start of the outbreak in mid-August 2000. 

Cholera cases and deaths are only reported once laboratory testing has taken place and cholera is confirmed.

The outbreak in Kwazulu-Natal is affecting: the Empangeni area, made up of the Lower Umfolozi districts, which include Hlabisa and Ngwelezane and the Eshowe/Nkandla area. The lower South Coast is affected mainly in the KwaDukuza/Stanger area and Ugu Region/South Coast.

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