Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cholera cases may hit 100 thousand

from the BBC:

The number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe is expected to reach 100,000 this week, according to the Red Cross....

So far, 98,309 cases have been reported, with some 4,283 deaths, said the Red Cross in a report.

The outbreak, which began last August, has been fuelled by Zimbabwe's poor water, sanitation and health systems....

Some $3.4m (£2.15m) was needed to rehabilitate Zimbabwe's water systems, dig wells and construct latrines, the aid group said.

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