Zimbabwe Cholera Death toll near 1000

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MYAI-7MD5EL?OpenDocument

There is a Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. The UN reported today that there have been 18,413 cases and 978 deaths – most of these reported in a suburb of the capital city of Harare, and another 26 percent in a town that borders South Africa.

Cholera is a treatable disease (just rehydrate the person) before it kills quickly. The disease is spreading to South Africa, Mozambique, and Botswana.

80% of the country does not have access to clean safe drinking water and adequate sanitary facilities. These conditions allow this acute intestinal infection to spread.

Pray for them.

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