Two die of cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe


At least two people have edited following a cholera outbreak in north western Zimbabwe, amidst the onset of rains that will trigger more cases and fatalities.

According to health officials on Tuesday, November 27 2018, night, the latest outbreak has affected 26 people in the mining area in Darwin, the district to the northwest of the capital Harare where a similar outbreak killed scores of people between July and September.

Officials said first cases were reported on Sunday, November 25, 2018, and so far the two people had edited.

The most of the affected are artisan who operate under squalid conditions. The outbreak comes about two months after health, the official declared the Harare episode.

It also comes as the first rains of the 2018/19 farming season have just commenced following a late start.

The rainy season is associated with the spread of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.


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