Cholera Outbreak Now Under Control

Speaking after touring health and council facilities in Chegutu and Norton on Saturday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the cholera outbreak is now under control since no one is admitted to any hospital over the disease at the moment.

Said Parirenyatwa:

No one is admitted for cholera across Zimbabwe at the moment. We had 94 cases of suspected cholera and only six were positive. Unfortunately, four of these cases recorded in Chegutu were fatal.

The first cholera case was recorded in Chegutu on January 18 when an elderly woman died while three men succumbed to the disease. Six people who tested positive were treated and discharged at Chegutu District Hospital while a suspected cholera case recorded in Norton tested negative. Parirenyatwa also dismissed rumours that the disease had spread to other parts of Zimbabwe.

More: Herald

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