Epidemiology and disease control director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Portia Manangazira said as of Tuesday, 40 new cases of Cholera had been reported in Glen View and Budiriro, Harare.
She said two other suspected cases were reported in Chitungwiza. Dr Manangazira however noted that there was low turn up for Cholera vaccination in Glen View and Budiriro. Glen View and Budiriro are the epicentre of the cholera outbreak that has claimed 49 lives mainly in Harare. Said Dr Manangazira:
We expect vaccination to be effective from seven to 14 days, but what has been happening in Budiriro and Glen View is that even the turn up for vaccination was lower than other suburbs. We hope that residents will take heed of our call to get vaccinated.