Zimbabwe Cholera Spreads To Rural Areas

by VR Sreeraman on  January 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM General Health News
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The cholera death toll in Zimbabwe has soared to 2,755, with 48,623 people suspected to be infected, according to latest World Health Organization statistics published Thursday.

The numbers show a sharp rise in fatalities and new infections from statistics published earlier.
 Zimbabwe Cholera Spreads To Rural Areas
Zimbabwe Cholera Spreads To Rural Areas

The new toll is 260 more than the 2,495 reported by the WHO earlier Thursday, while the number of people affected soared 1,124 from 47,499.

The UN's humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) said last week in Geneva that preventions measures were not working and that a growing number of deaths were occurring beyond the reach of health workers in rural areas.

Source: AFP
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