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Zimbabwe: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2011

Status
Past
Countries
Zimbabwe
Disaster types
Epidemic

Between January and July 2011, ten out of the country’s 62 districts, namely Bikita, Buhera, Chimanimani, Chegutu, Chipinge, Chiredzi, Kadoma, Murewa, Mutare and Mutasa, reported cholera cases. A total of 1,140 cases and 45 deaths were reported by 17 Jul, giving a crude case fatality rate of 4.0%. Of the total reported cases, 320 were confirmed positive by laboratory tests. Manicaland province reported the majority of cases. 697 (80%) of the 870 (76%) reported cases from Manicaland province were from Chipinge. No new cases were reported in August. (IFRC, 9 Sep 2011)