Cholera bacteria found in Port Alfred water

2013-01-18 09:45
Water loop sterk in die Cyferfontein-opgaardam nadat goeie reënval gehelp het om die Sandrivier weer aan die loop te kry.Foto: Verskaf

Water loop sterk in die Cyferfontein-opgaardam nadat goeie reënval gehelp het om die Sandrivier weer aan die loop te kry.Foto: Verskaf

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Johannesburg - A strain of the bacteria that causes cholera has been found in floodwater and soil samples in Port Alfred's Medolino valley in the Eastern Cape, according to a report on Friday.

Rhodes University pharmaceutical biochemistry research scientist Roman Tandlich found vibrio cholerae among other bacteria in samples he took in November, The Herald Online reported.

He did the tests after residents concerned about polluted floodwater approached him.

His initial tests found an e.coli count of more than 100 000 cells per 100ml in water sample from the flooded area covering 17.2ha.

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