After the outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe, the Limpopo Health Department asked community members to give priority to hygiene after a cholera case was reported in Blouberg.
The Department issued a statement confirming that one patient was diagnosed with cholera and recovered well in the hospital.
"The cholera case has been confirmed in Alldais, in the Blouberga area of the Limpopo province. The case involves migrant workers from Zimbabwe who work and live in Alldais," the statement said.
According to the department, the worker is believed to have visited Zimbabwe two weeks ago and, after returning, he arrived at the Alldais Clinic with acute water diarrhea and vomiting. He was then transferred to the Helena Franz Hospital for further management. After performing laboratory examinations on a sample taken from the patient, the cholera case was confirmed.
Department spokesman Neil Shikvambana confirmed that the incident was isolated and further assessed the situation.
"Since the outbreak in Zimbabwe we have been at a high level of alerts that have claimed many lives for two months," he said.
However, departments that have been encouraged by the department are invited to do the proper hygiene and sanitation by washing their hands with soap and running water after using the toilet; before and after eating, washing vegetables and fruits before eating, drinking water only from a safe source or sterilizing or cooking before eating.
The Department activated the Epidemic Response Team and acted promptly on information on further epidemiological and ecological investigations at the farm where the worker lives and all possible areas of risk. – Health news.
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