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SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCES DIPHTHERIA OUTBREAK.

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South Africa has confirmed a diphtheria outbreak at it’s Pollsmoor Maximum Prison, following the death of a nineteen-year-old inmate.

The Health Minister, Doctor Joe Phaahla said the male inmate, who contacted the disease last month, died recently.

Phaahla noted that eight more inmates, aged eighteen to twenty-three are in isolation, after testing positive for the disease.

He said a vaccination drive in the affected section of the prison is under way

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