Harare Battles Worst Cholera Strain…cases nearing 10000 benchmark

THE prevailing Cholera epidemic which has claimed 49 lives and infected 9779 others, is probably the worst cholera epidemic the country has ever experienced as it is  a confection of Typhoid, Cholera and Salmonella hence making it difficult to cure using available antibiotics, Harare City Health director, Dr Clemence Duri has said.   By Michael Gwarisa The co-infection nature of the current strain has made it multi drug resistant mainly to the first line of antibiotics and health personnel have since upgraded to the second line of antibiotics called Azithromycin…

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Cholera Death Toll Rises…More Hospitalised

THIRTEEN people have succumbed to cholera while 106 have been hospitalised, acting director for health service in Harare, Clemence Duri, confirmed yesterday. SOURCE: NEWSDAY Duri told NewsDay that seven people died at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital, four at home and two on arrival at other city health institutions. “The number of people infected with cholera continues to rise. As of yesterday, we had four deaths in the community, two who were brought in dead and seven who died at the institution. The number of people who been admitted due…

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