Cholera cases continue to rise

Cholera cases continue to rise

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By Staff Reporter

Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said cholera cases continue to rise.

As of yesterday suspected cases had gone up to 3007 from 2300 while deaths recorded stood at 21.

Government has taken drastic actions to avoid a repetition of the 2008 outbreak.

ZRP was dispatched to clamp down illegal vendors  in Glenview and Budiriro particularly those selling meat at night.

In Mutare at least two suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in Dangamvura and Chikanga respectively.

Manicaland health promotions officer Mrs. Sophia Nezandonyi confirmed the suspected cases were being handled at Mutare Infectious Hospital and are still under investigation.

City Health Department says they are working to sort out the complaints raised by residents, of raw sewer water which is flowing into homes in Sakubva.

This comes as part of Council's emergency response in light of a national cholera outbreak.

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