Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cholera from Zimbabwe spreads in South Africa's rivers: spokesman

Terra Daily via Agence France-Presse: Rivers in South Africa's famed Kruger game park are contaminated with cholera floating downstream from Zimbabwe, but the virus poses no threat to visiting tourists, a spokesman said Friday. "It's in the rivers, but there is no threat for people unless they go and drink from the river or swim in it, which they are not allowed to do," park spokesman Raymond Travers told AFP.

"Each camp has its own water reservoir, treated with chemicals. There's no danger of cholera coming into the drinking water." The deadly but treatable disease spreads in dirty water. More than 2,700 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe along with dozens of others in neighbouring countries….

Cholera bacteria

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