Zimbabwe confirms 76 cholera cases since outbreak
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Zimbabwe has confirmed 76 cholera cases since outbreak in February this year.
The first case was recorded in Chegutu, Mashonaland West.
According to the cholera situational analysis report by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, out of 404 suspected cases, the country has confirmed 76 cases of them so far.
“As of 10 April 2023, 11 cases are hospitalised,” said the ministry.
“These are admitted at Beitbridge District Hospital (6) in Matabeleland South, Mutare city (1), Mutare rural (1), Chimanimani District (1) in Manicaland Province, and Bikita District (1) in Masvingo Province.”
The report further states that there have been 2 confirmed deaths and 5 suspected deaths thus far.
The country’s 17 cholera hotspot districts have been identified as Buhera, Chegutu, Chikomba, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Chitungwiza, Chiredzi, Harare, Gokwe North, Marondera, Mazowe Shamva, Mutare, Murehwa, Mwenezi, Seke, and Wedza.
In an effort to address the outbreak, the government is conducting community awareness activities while health workers have also been sensitised on a dreaded disease that killed over 4,000 between 2008 and 2009.
Source – Zimlive