An outbreak of cholera that has spread from Zimbabwe into northern parts of South Africa can be contained, South African Health Minister Barbara Hogan said on Jan. 25. Hogan said the health department had sent trained cholera outbreak response teams to help authorities in worst hit Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces tackle the water-borne disease. Cholera has killed nearly 2,800 people in neighboring Zimbabwe and infected more than 40,000 since it broke out last August. It has since spread to South Africa where it has killed 36 people out of the 5,696 infected from Nov. 15 to Jan. 24. (Reuters)

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