DIARRHEA OUTBREAK KILLS 30 IN SOUTH AFRICA
12 Jul 2013 11:19
CAPE TOWN, July 9 (Bernama) -- A diarrhea outbreak has claimed at least 30
lives in South Africa, Xinhua news agency reported.
The deaths were reported between May and June in Ethekwini city and
KwaZulu-Natal Province, the Ethekwini Communicable Disease Service Department
The city's Prince Mshiyeni Hospital recorded a total of 22 deaths.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the epidemic.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation said tests have found a virus that
causes severe diarrhea but has not been identified.
Ethekwini Communicable Disease Service Department head Ayo Olowolagba urged
the public to take precautionary measures such as ensuring personal and