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Two more cases of typhoid fever recorded in Gauteng

Two women have contracted the disease, bringing to six the number of people suffering from it.

A nurse washes her hands before treating a patient at a Pretoria hospital. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN
Gauteng,Typhoid fever
Local

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has confirmed two new cases of typhoid fever have been picked up in the province.

It comes just days after a woman died.

Two more women have contracted the disease, bringing to six the number of people suffering from the disease.

Mahlangu says there is no geographical link between all the cases identified so far.

“Gauteng is a province of migrants, whether from all over South Africa or from [The Southern African Development Community], and is the uniqueness about who we are as a province. We cannot isolate this to the fact that people are coming from outside the country and bringing this.”

At the same time, the department says the health of two children at the Edenvale District Hospital aged three and 11, has improved drastically since being admitted at the weekend.

LISTEN: Precautionary measures against typhoid fever...

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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