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    BREAKING NEWS: Cholera outbreak hits Chegutu
    Friday 19th January 2018 14:14
    Walter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi Bureau

    A CHOLERA outbreak has hit Chegutu Town where four people have died so far, while three are admitted at the district hospital. The first suspected case was of an elderly woman believed to be in her 80s, while the other three contracted the disease after attending her funeral.

    Mashonaland West Provincial Medical Director Dr Wenceslaus Nyamayaro confirmed the outbreak...

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    One more death. Total cases 27:


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      Cholera Outbreak Hits Zvishavane
      2nd February 2018
      Terrence Mawawa

      Three cases of the deadly cholera epidemic have reported in Zvishavane District, a medical expert has said.

      Zvishavane District Hospital Medical Superintendent, Doctor Mavurayi told a weekly paper three cholera cases were reported in the mining town last week.

      He attributed the outbreak to the water crisis that rocked the town two weeks ago...


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        9 March 2018
        The Herald (Harare)
        Zimbabwe: Cholera Case Confirmed in Harare
        By Ropafadzo Ndangariro

        A single case of cholera has been confirmed in Harare, barely a month after five people succumbed to the disease in Chegutu. A 12-year-old girl was treated at a clinic in Waterfalls on Tuesday.

        In an interview with The Herald yesterday, Health and Child Care permanent secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji said Government has since confirmed that the girl was suffering from cholera...


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          Cholera outbreak hits Harare
          by Byo24News Reporter
          5 hrs ago |

          Cholera has affected at least seven people in Harare and Chitungwiza with authorities suspecting seventeen more cases.

          Ministry of Health and Child Care announced the outbreak through the portfolio's official social networking tweeter handle @MoHCCZim

          "Nine suspected cholera cases, four confirmed cases were recorded in Stoneridge and another suspected case was reported in Belvedere but it tested negative.

          "Eight suspected cases and three confirmed cholera cases have been reported in Chitungwiza Central Hospital as of 14 April 2018," read the tweets...


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            September 6, 2018
            BREAKING News: Deadly cholera outbreak kills 5 in Harare, Masvingo also hit
            By Takunda Shumba
            - 6th September 2018

            HARARE| A suspected cholera outbreak in Glenview 3 and Budiriro in Harare has claimed five lives in the last two days while 36 people suspected to be suffering from the disease have been hospitalised at Beatrice Infectious Diseases hospital.

            Of the hospitalised, 11 cases have been confirmed as suffering from cholera...


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              5 More Killed By Cholera
              September 9, 2018

              The death toll from the current cholera outbreak in Harare’s high-density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro has risen to 10, with health officials tracing the source of the disease to a burst sewer pipe that was contaminating borehole water used by residents in the affected areas, the Harare City Council (HCC) said yesterday.

              There are fears that the diarrhoeal disease, which has been confirmed in Glen View and Budiriro, could have spread to Glen Norah.
              By end of day yesterday, 320 people had been hospitalised. Two hundred and twenty three patients are presently admitted in Glen View, while 100 are receiving treatment at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital...


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                Cholera Case Confirmed In Masvingo
                September 9, 2018
                Terrence Mawawa|

                “A cholera case has been confirmed at Masvingo General Hospital this morning.

                One person is in isolation so far but those who helped him get to the hospital should be examined immediately...


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                  Cholera deaths rise to 16
                  On Sep 10, 2018 545 7
                  By Nyemudzai Kakore and Munyaradzi Masiiwa

                  The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Harare’s high-density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro has risen to 16, with health officials yesterday quarantining and decommissioning all possible sources of the disease.

                  The disease has since spread to the Midlands province in Gokwe North where four cases linked to the Harare outbreak have since been isolated.

                  A visit to Glen View in Harare by The Herald yesterday witnessed residents of the area queueing to be tested and treated, while others were receiving two bars of washing soap each, water treatment tablets and two 20-litre containers...


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                    Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak after 20 deaths, over 2 000 cases
                    2018-09-11 16:52

                    A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said on Tuesday.

                    The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country's economic problems in 2008. Water and sanitation infrastructure is collapsing.

                    While touring a hospital, Health Minister Obadiah Moyo told reporters this outbreak is spreading to other parts of the country...


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                      Zimbabwe cholera deaths rise to 25 as WHO steps up response
                      Shoaib Ur Rehman Sep 14th, 2018 0

                      HARARE: The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25, the government said Thursday as the World Health Organisation warned that the water-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare.

                      “There are now 3,766 cases. The number of deaths is now 25,” Health Minister Obadiah Moyo told journalists.

                      The WHO said it was “scaling up its response” to contain the outbreak which it said was “expanding quickly in Harare” — a city of more than two million people.

                      At least one of the deaths was recorded outside the capital, in the southeast district of Masvingo...


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                        Zim Cholera Worrying As First Line Drugs Fail
                        September 14, 2018

                        The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25 with first-line antibiotics struggling to treat the disease which has spread from the capital, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said on Thursday.

                        “A cumulative of 25 deaths were reported from the onset of outbreak,” the report said, with 24 deaths in Harare and one death in the southeast district of Masvingo.

                        “There is resistance to the first-line medicine,” it added, with tests suggesting antibiotic drugs ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone could be ineffective and the alternative drug azithromycin was not available...


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                          Zimbabwe death toll from cholera has now risen to 28 - report
                          State media says the three Bulawayo patients suspected to have cholera have been placed under quarantine.
                          Eyewitness News | about 7 hours ago

                          ZIMBABWE - Reports from Zimbabwe say the death toll from cholera has now risen to 28.

                          Meanwhile, the authorities are reporting three cases of the disease in the second city of Bulawayo.

                          State media says the three Bulawayo patients suspected to have cholera have been placed under quarantine...


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                            Monday, September 17, 2018
                            Zimbabwe cholera death toll rises to 30
                            Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-17 23:28:30|Editor: Mu Xuequan

                            HARARE, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of people who have died of cholera has risen to 30 while 5,463 cases have also been reported, health and child care minister Obadiah Moyo said Monday to the media.

                            He said government, the Harare City Council and police were making concerted efforts to contain the disease which first broke out in Harare's high density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro two weeks ago...


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                              Cholera death toll now 31
                              by Staff reporter
                              1 min ago |

                              CHOLERA death toll has risen to 31 while efforts to contain the scourge are being made.

                              A total of 5961 cases had been reported as of yesterday, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo said yesterday.

                              Of the 31 deaths, 30 occurred in Harare while one was reported in Masvingo...