33 people being treated for meningitis in Mossel Bay - health dept

2016-01-31 16:59


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Cape Town – More than 30 people are receiving treatment for meningitis in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape health department on Sunday said there had been 33 cases reported since the outbreak started in December.

All of these were in the Mossel Bay area, spokesperson Mark van der Heever said.

Thirty-two cases involved minors, he said.

Those affected were receiving treatment at a private hospital.

Van der Heever said the outbreak had not spread beyond Mossel Bay thus far.

The Western Cape health department was currently working to trace where the origins of the outbreak, and had sent communicable disease outbreak response teams to the area.

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