South African Family Practice

The AJOL site is currently undergoing a major upgrade, and there will temporarily be some restrictions to the available functionality.
-- Users will not be able to register or log in during this period.
-- Full text (PDF) downloads of Open Access journal articles will be available as always.
-- Full text (PDF) downloads of subscription based journal articles will NOT be available
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please check back soon, as we will revert to usual policy as soon as possible.

Concepts Concerning ‘Disease\' Causation, Control, and the current Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe

D Knapp van Bogaert, GA Ogunbanjo


There is an ethical necessity that doctors understand the complex social, political, environmental and economic dynamics involved in infectious disease outbreaks. This article discusses some important concepts concerning ‘disease' causation and control with specific reference to the current cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and its effects on the Limpopo Province in South Africa.

South African Family Practice Vol. 50 (6) 2008: pp. 30-32
AJOL African Journals Online