South Africans are urged to stay vigilant following the detection of two cholera cases in northern Limpopo province.
Both patients are Zimbabwean nationals who had crossed the border back into South Africa recently, the province’s health department said.
Both patients – aged 43 and 27 – are currently in isolation in hospital, it added.
“We urge the public to remain calm but vigilant, and to promptly seek medical attention if they or anyone they know experience symptoms consistent with cholera,” the department added.
Zimbabwe is currently battling a cholera outbreak, which has so far claimed more than 200 lives.
In Zambia, about 300 people have died of the disease since October.
The bacterial disease is spread by contaminated water or food, and causes severe dehydration from vomiting and diarrhoea. It can kill within hours if left untreated.
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