Monday, May 22, 2006

Cholera hits northern Zim

A cholera outbreak has claimed 15 lives in a district 150 kilometers to the north of Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.


Portia Manangazira, the acting co-ordinator in epidemiology and disease control in the Ministry of Health and Chils Welfare, was quoted by the newspaper as saying that the outbreak has been brought under control, but local media reported the new cases keep surfacing.

Manangazira said the ministry was yet to determine the source of the cholera. A total of 45 cases have been reported in the past two weeks while 15 have been fatal, she said.....

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