Monday, March 09, 2009

88,000 affected by Cholera

from Xinhua:

but it's getting better

At the start of the year, as many as 8,000 new cases were being reported per week at the national level, but over the past few weeks, that number has been slashed by half.

According to a joint update by the WHO and the Zimbabwean government, 395 new cases and 18 deaths were reported Thursday.

Nearly 4,000 people have died from the disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water, the agency said.

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