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BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1098

South Africa experiences cholera outbreak: Almost 70 people have died from cholera and over 3000 are infected in an outbreak in KwaZulu-Natal. The outbreak seems to have been triggered when one local authority started charging for the use of tap water in a squatter camp, forcing poor people in it to use nearby rivers for drinking water and sewage disposal.

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