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Zimbabwe Cholera Spreads To Rural Areas

by VR Sreeraman on  January 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
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
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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.

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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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