The Limpopo Department of Health has reported two new cases of cholera in the province. Both patients, aged 43 and 27, are Zimbabwean men who displayed cholera-like symptoms upon their return from the festive season.
Neil Shikwambana, the spokesperson for the Limpopo health department, stated that the individuals were promptly admitted to Musina and Hellen Franz Hospitals and tested.
Cholera symptoms typically include severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration.
Shikwambana emphasized the importance of early detection and treatment, highlighting that if left untreated, cholera can lead to serious complications and even death.
“Upon suspicion of the cases, immediate measures were taken to ensure the patients’ admission and treatment, following established protocols,” Said Shikwambana.
The health department urges vigilance and swift action to curb the spread of cholera in the region.
“Seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms associated with cholera,” added Shikwambana.