Twitter The Herald La Femme Weekend Post News Feed News Break
Sunscribe to The Herald Port Elizabeth eEdition Online News
Breaking News Special Reports Jobs Lifestyle Service Directory Classifieds
Search Jobs All Jobs

Port Alfred cholera scare

17 January 2013
Jon Houzet

A STRAIN of the bacteria that cause cholera has been found in floodwater and soil samples in Port Alfred’s Medolino valley.

Rhodes University pharmaceutical biochemistry research scientist Roman Tandlich found vibrio cholerae among other bacteria in samples he took last November.

He did the tests after residents, concerned about the polluted floodwater, approached him.

His initial tests found an e.coli count of more than 100 000 cells per 100ml in a water sample from the flooded area, covering 17.2ha.

 

For the full story read The Herald, or get the complete newspaper, including comics, classifieds, crosswords and back editions in our e-Edition




Media Center
Visit Our Youtube Channel
View MoreTop Stories: News
Macia did not kill children: testimony MPs warn magistrates not to strike Avert civil claims, Mthethwa tells cops Cops hunt rape kit whistleblower who spilt beans Lazy public servants must go, says Manuel Call for Oom Ben to be given chance Revolt over new mayor Storm rages over recital by Israeli NMMU talk sees sparks fly Green ray of home for city

News Categories

News Sport LifeStyle Letters World Weekend Property
Comment on this article via Facebook
The Herald Port Elizabeth - Inspired by Times Media Group The Herald Port Elizabeth Digital Media & Marketing Association

All material copyright The Herald. © Times Media Group. All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | News | Archives | Events | Blogs | Classifieds | About Us | Jobs | Herald Rates | WeekendPost Rates

Website development and design by Online Innovations