WHO Puts Zimbabwe's Cholera Death Toll at 'More Than 3600'

by Tanya Thomas on  February 19, 2009 at 10:26 AM General Health News
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The latest data released by World Health Organisation on Tuesday has reportedly put the mortality of Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak at 3,688 people. The number of infections since August is 77,650.

The regular update from the WHO and Zimbabwe's Health Ministry was dated February 16.
 WHO Puts Zimbabwe's Cholera Death Toll at 'More Than 3600'
WHO Puts Zimbabwe's Cholera Death Toll at 'More Than 3600'

Last Thursday, the official death toll stood at 3,525, with 73,585 cases recorded since the outbreak began in August 2008.

The charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday that Zimbabwe's health system was in a state of collapse and resembled that of a country at war.

Most recently the uncontrolled outbreak has been thriving in the southern African country's impoverished, undernourished and neglected rural areas, according to international health workers.

Source: AFP
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