Tuesday , July 27 2021

The case of cholera reported in Limpopo, patient recovery

After the outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe, the Limpopo Ministry of Health urged community members to prioritize hygiene after the cholera case was reported in Blouberg.

The department issued a statement confirming that one patient with cholera diagnosis and recovering well in the hospital.

"The case of cholera was confirmed at Alldays, in the Blouberg area of ​​Limpopo province, involving workers from Zimbabweans who work and live in Alldays," they read the statement.

According to the department, it is believed that the worker visited Zimbabwe two weeks back and after returning to Alldays clinic with acute diarrhea and vomiting. He was then transferred to Helena Franz Hospital for further management. After carrying out the laboratory examination of the sample taken from the patient, a cholera case was confirmed.

Neil Shikwambana's spokeswoman confirmed that the incident was isolated and further assessed the situation.

"From the beginning of the outbreak in Zimbabwe, we have great attention, which has returned a lot of lives for two months," he said.

However, the department calls for communities to call for the practice of proper hygiene and sanitation by hand washing with soap and running water after using the toilet; before and after meals, washing vegetables and fruits before meals, drinking water only from a safe source or sterilizing or boiling before consumption.

The department has activated the outbreak response team and responded immediately to reports on further epidemiological and ecological research on the farm where the worker lives and in all possible areas of risk. – Health and News.

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