Research Article

Epidemiological description of cholera outbreak in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, December 2008–March 2009

Published in: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 30, issue 4, 2015 , pages: 125–128
DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2015.1107263
Author(s): Themba T SiguduDepartment of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, Khin S TintSouth African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, South Africa, Brett ArcherSouth African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, South Africa

Abstract

Background: In developing countries, cholera often occurs in large-scale outbreaks and causes high burden of disease and leads to death in some cases. The purpose of the study was to describe and characterise cholera cases, and also to identify environmental health factors that contributed to the outbreak.

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