South Africa reports 3rd cholera case

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Health Department of South Africa's Gauteng Province said Wednesday that it has detected the third case of cholera in Johannesburg following the first two confirmed cases.

The latest case, reported Tuesday, is the husband of the first confirmed patient, the provincial health department said in a statement.

The patient presented with symptoms at a health facility and was immediately admitted Saturday for further tests. He is in stable condition, according to the statement.

The first two cases were detected on Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 in Johannesburg from two sisters who had returned from Malawi together on Jan. 30.

The department suggested people visit the nearest health facilities when they present with mild to severe watery diarrhea and dehydration symptoms.

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