Beitbridge Cholera Outbreak Report 17 March 2013


There are 2 laboratory confirmed cases of cholera reported in Zimbabwe. One was reported from Shashe clinic in Beitbridge District, Matebeland South Province on the 5th of March 2013. The patient had visited South Africa, Mussina 4 days before falling ill. Three other suspected cholera case tested negative and we are still awaiting results from other 2 sample collected on 16th. There has been 2 confirmed cases of cholera in Mussina, one of which is a Zimbabwean national with a refugee status who had visited Zimbabwe prior to falling ill. The other case has just been reported from Chikombedzi in Chiredzi District, Masvingo Province on the 16th March 2013.