Free State man treated for cholera

2013-02-14 11:47

Bloemfontein - A Winburg resident was treated for cholera in Welkom last week, Volksblad newspaper reported on Thursday.

The 42-year-old man, whose name was withheld by health officials, lived in Winburg and worked in Bloemfontein.

According to the report it was not known where the man contracted cholera. Water samples had been taken in Winburg and the provincial government was waiting for the results.

Residents were warned to boil their drinking water before consuming it.

According to the newspaper the man was admitted to the Welkom Mediclinic on February 5 and discharged on February 9.

The case was reported to the health department. Winburg residents had been battling with unclean drinking water for some time, the Volksblad reported.

Cholera is usually contracted by drinking water contaminated with human waste.

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-02-14 12:19

    Another 'fail' on service delivery. When does it END??!

  • mosa.mothoalo - 2013-02-14 13:34

    Unclean water in Colesberg is normal,we boil water before we drink or buy,I crew up knowing that we get clean water from tap.

  • puleme - 2013-02-15 07:44

    This is an indication that the people still lack access to improved water supply.

  • Irene Matshela - 2013-03-26 13:56

    It is really that we have to buy water cause the water in Matjhabeng taste bad,and i feel bad for people that cant afford to buy water.thats where people will get malaria.

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