Cholera claims more lives

The United Nations has reported more than a thousand new cholera cases in Zimbabwe. A further 21 people...

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The United Nations has reported more than a thousand new cholera cases in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><country-region w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region>.

A further 21 people died, bringing the death toll to over 1 700 since August last year.

The UN said access to and quality of care was improving but should continue to be strengthened.

In <place w:st="on"><state w:st="on">Gauteng, health officials kept a close eye on approximately 127 people who may have the disease.

The Provincial Health Department’s Doctor Chika Asomogough said, “It is definitely particularly not from the water in <state w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Gauteng. It is people who have been infected over there in <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region> and coming in here for various purposes.”