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Cholera Outbreak In Zimbabwe Spreads Outside Of Capital

New Zimbabwe: Cholera spreads to Chitungwiza, Gokwe; 16 dead with than 400 cases reported
“The cholera outbreak currently ravaging Harare has spread to Chitungwiza and Gokwe in the Midlands province with the death toll in the capital alone reaching 16, it has emerged…” (Chibamu, 9/10).

Reuters: Cholera outbreak kills 10 people in Zimbabwe
“…Harare city council has struggled to supply water to some suburbs for more than a decade, forcing residents to rely on water from open wells and community boreholes…” (Dzirutwe, 9/9).

VOA News: Zimbabwe’s Capital on Alert Over Cholera Outbreak
“…Zimbabwe’s outgoing Health Minister David Parirenyatwa told reporters late Thursday approximately 40 people were being treated for cholera and five had already died from diarrhea and vomiting, typical symptoms of the water-borne disease…” (Mavhunga, 9/7).