Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Cholera in South Africa

16 March 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 14 March, the South African Department of Health has reported 69 761 cases and 139 deaths in KwaZulu Natal province (see previous report).

Intersectoral collaboration at the national and provincial levels is continuing between the departments of health and other government departments, academic institutions, professional bodies, NGOs and members of the community to contain the spread.  Production and dissemination of health education materials and training for health care staff are also being carried out.