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Western Cape Health Department reassures no cause for alarm following the diphtheria outbreak [SOUND]

# The Western Cape Health Department has assured the public that there is no need to panic following the diphtheria outbreak at Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town. A 19-year-old inmate died last week and eight others are in isolation. Mayoral committee member for Community Services and Health, Patricia van der Ross’s spokesperson, Luke Albert told Newzroom Afrika that the rest of the province is not currently at risk and there is a vaccination drive to prevent the spread of the disease: