Cholera Spreads like Veld Fire in Zimbabwe’s Rural Communities

WHILE previous Cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe were recorded in urban areas where there is poor water and sanitation services, the obtaining Cholera outbreak seem to be spreading fast in rural communities. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe reported its first Cholera case in February this year in Chegutu before the outbreak spread to the country’s 10 provinces. The outbreak at some point subsided, only to resurface in Buhera, Manicaland province, where majority of those dying and contracting the diseases are white garment sect members according to government. As of October, 20 2023,…

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Zimbabwe Government cracks head over untraceable Cholera origins

THE cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has no epidemiological link to any country in the region or any place that has recorded cholera cases, meaning the local environment could be heavily contaminated and harbouring volumes of Cholera pathogens, a top health official has warned. By Michael Gwarisa This according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), poses an even bigger challenge as it was now difficult to locate the actual source of Cholera and control its spread on time. The First Cholera case was reported and recorded on February…

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#BREAKING: Zim records cholera cases

Two cholera cases have been identified by Zimbabwe’s health authorities in Chegutu with one having been confirmed and another still under investigation. By Kuda Pembere The SADC region has been recording cholera cases with Malawi being the most affected.The cases come five years after Zimbabwe managed to control the 2018 epidemic. On the 15th of February 2023, Zimbabwe confirmed a case of cholera in Chegutu town, Mashonaland West Province, having presented with watery diarrhoea and vomiting on the 12th of February 2023. On the 17th of February 2023 a second…

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Cholera Outbreak Exposes Gvt’s Lack Of Political Will- CWGH

THE prevailing Cholera outbreak which surfaced in Chegutu last week, killing at least five people, leaving others hospitalized has exposed government’s lack of political will and desire to solve the recurring Cholera outbreaks, a top community health expert has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director, Itai Rusike said government was not doing enough to bring finality to the Cholera nuisance and such an approach could pave way to an even worse Cholera crisis. “The latest outbreak of cholera in Chegutu and…

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#BREAKING: Cholera Could Be In Harare Already?

CHOLERA might have found its way into Harare already following indications that a sizable number of people from Harare attended a funeral of an 80 year old woman who died from Cholera in Chegutu last week. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists in Harare this afternoon, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the four people who died of Cholera last week had come into contact with body fluids from the 80 year old woman in the process of conducting a burial ritual which involves washing the body and…

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