Zimbabwe cholera deaths over 4,000: WHO

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Published on 09 Mar 2009 View Original
GENEVA, March 9, 2009 (AFP) - The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has claimed more than 4,000 lives and more than 89,000 people have the disease, the World Health Organisation said in a new toll published Monday.

The water-borne disease has killed 4,011 people, according to the latest WHO figures, although a spokeswoman has said the real death toll is higher because of under-reporting due to difficulty in reaching some areas of the country.


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