Sixth baby dies in Joburg hospital

2010-05-19 11:35

A sixth baby died of diarrhoea today at the Charlotte Maxeke

Johannesburg Academic hospital in Johannesburg, SABC reported.

The baby was apparently the first of the six to contract diarrhoea

on Saturday.

The other five newborn babies died on yesterday morning.

The cause

of their deaths was still unknown, Gauteng health department spokesperson Simon

Zwane said yesterday.

He could not confirm the sixth death on today, saying: “I have no knowledge of that.”

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu was expected to brief the media

about the deaths this afternoon.


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