Cholera claims four lives in Zimbabwe

The four deaths occurred in the town of Chegutu, about an hour’s drive west of Harare.

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HARARE - Cholera has killed four people in Zimbabwe, just days after Health Minister David Parirenyatwa warned the country was in danger of an outbreak.

Harare is already fighting an outbreak of typhoid and when cholera broke out in neighbouring Zambia, there were fears it would spread to Zimbabwe.

The four deaths occurred in the town of Chegutu, about an hour’s drive west of Harare.

It appears the disease spread at a funeral.

The state-run Herald says three other people have been hospitalised.

So far this month, there have been 200 suspected cases of typhoid in Harare and typhoid thrives under very similar conditions to cholera.