Media Notice: 3rd laboratory confirmed Cholera case

Please note that the country has recorded the 3rd laboratory confirmed Cholera case. The patient is a close contact (husband) to one of the first two cases announced by the Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla earlier this week.

He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after he exhibited symptoms of Cholera, and his test results came back positive yesterday.

This is the first secondary transmitted case. The department reminds the public about key Cholera symptoms (diarrhoea and dehydration) together with the importance of always washing hands with soap and water/sanitiser after using the bathroom/toilet and before preparing and eating food.

For more information and media enquiries, please contact:

 Mr Foster Mohale
Health Departmental Spokesperson
0724323792
Foster.mohale@health.gov.za