Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Cholera in South Africa - Update 19

28 March 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 27 March, the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has reported 78 140 cases and 163 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 KwaDukuza/Stanger area and Ugu Region/South Coast.

Surveillance, monitoring and health education efforts by the Department are continuing.