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Zimbabwe Works To Contain Cholera Outbreak, Reports 28 Deaths

Deutsche Welle: Zimbabwe struggles to contain cholera outbreak
“The latest cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has claimed the lives of 28 people, state media confirmed on Sunday. The outbreak was first detected earlier this month in a township outside the capital of Harare and has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. At least 3,000 cholera cases have been reported in the city, where two million people reside…” (9/16).

VOA News: Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe Turns Drug-Resistant
“The United Nations says it is hopeful Zimbabwe will soon contain an outbreak of cholera that has killed more than two dozen people. Efforts are complicated as authorities are fighting a drug-resistant bacterium said to be fueling the spread of the waterborne disease…” (Mavhunga, 9/14).

Additional coverage of the cholera outbreak and response efforts is available from Agence France-Presse/News24BBC News, Becker’s Hospital Review, and VOA News.

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