Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Cholera in South Africa

17 April 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 16 April, the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has reported 86 107 cases and 181 deaths since the start of the outbreak in mid-August 2000.

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