Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Cholera in South Africa - Update 17

05 March 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 3 March, the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has reported 62 607 cases and 131 deaths since the start of the outbreak in mid-August 2000.

The outbreak in Kwazulu-Natal is primarily affecting the Empangeni area, made up of the Lower Umfolozi districts and the Eshowe/Nkandla area. The lower South Coast is affected mainly in the KwaDukuza/Stanger area and Ugu Region/South Coast. Pietermaritzburg/Ndlovu is also affected.

The Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health is continuing its intensive information and education campaign.