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Zimbabwe: Cholera Deaths At 24, Drugs Resistant – WHO

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A World Health Organisation report on Thursday said the death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 24 with first-line antibiotics struggling to treat the disease which has spread from the capital.

A cumulative of 24 deaths were reported from the onset of outbreak, the report said, with 23 deaths in Harare and one death in the southeast district of Masvingo.

The cholera outbreak, first detected in the township of Glen View outside Harare on September 5, has prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the capital.

With 1,901 suspected cases so far, the disease has spread to other towns as well as rural areas across the country.

Authorities have banned public gatherings Harare while health ministry personnel are supervising burials of victims.

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