Forced migration and health - diarrhoea among adult Zimbabwean immigrants in Limpopo
Recently many people fled to South Africa from the deadly cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, which killed more than 2 000 people in 4 months. Cholera outbreaks have been experienced in Zimbabwe since October 2008. People who are infected but have no symptoms can carry the disease and cause it to spread. Initially most of the cholera cases in South Africa were Zimbabweans seeking health care.
We show that the conditions under which informal residents live put them at high risk of diarrhoea.
Thando P Gwetu, University of Venda
Annette A M Gerritsen, Epi Result consultancy, University of Witswatersrand
Henry A Akinsola, University of Venda
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Date published: 2011-04-04
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