A case of cholera has been confirmed in Mutare. Fortunately, the patient is receiving treatment and is reported to be in a stable condition. A cholera outbreak in Harare has killed at least 49 people leading the government to declare it a state of emergency and to initiate a cholera vaccination program. Mutare City Council director of health services Dr Antony Mutara told the Chronicle
I can confirm that a single case of cholera has been confirmed in Mutare. It was reported today (Wednesday) in the morning and is believed to have been imported from one of the cholera epicentres — Budiriro suburb in Harare. The case is being managed at our district hospital and the patient is in a stable condition…e destroyed all the bread which was handled by this particular individual.