Zimbabwe: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2011

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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)

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