Cholera outbreak worsens in Zimbabwe

In a further worsening of the cholera outbreak, the WHO reported at the end of last week that nearly 5,000 new cases have been identified since Sept 20th, taking the total number of cases to over 8,500 with 50 deaths. South-western districts of Harare remain those most affected, in particular, Glen View and Burdiriro, but 135 cases have been reported in other provinces. The WHO assessment also notes that ‘available response capacities are overstretched as authorities are already responding to a large typhoid outbreak which started in August 2018’. Read more. A regional cholera update includes information on Tanzania (Arusha, Manyara and Rukwa regions) and Somalia (regions of Banadir and Lower Jubba).

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