Parents and caregivers have been advised by the Western Cape Health Department of the high probability of diarrhoea outbreaks among children during the summer season. Guardians are urged to be on the lookout for any possible symptoms of diarrhoea in children.
The Western Cape Health Department reported that every year from November to May children under 5 are at risk and last year, almost 1000 children in metros were admitted to hospitals with symptoms of diarrhoea.
Western Cape Health Minister, NomaFrench Mbombo, said although the Western Cape province had managed to cut down the number of deaths associated with diarrhoea, families also needed to take preventative measures.
Diarrhoea is a virus that is highly infectious, highly prevalent in hot weather and is spread by flies.
More: SABC News Western Cape