Number of Cholera cases reaches 94 in Zimbabwe

In a worrying development, one of those infected is a resident in the town of Norton, just 40km west of Harare.

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ZIMBABWE - Cholera cases are on the rise in Zimbabwe with the total number of infections rising to 94.

In a worrying development, one of those infected is a resident in the town of Norton, just 40km west of Harare.

Until now, this outbreak was confined to Chegutu, a town around an hour and a half’s drive from Harare.

Now the ministry of health says in its latest update that a new suspected cholera case has been reported in the town of Norton.

The patient is said to have attended the same funeral in Chegutu two weeks ago where this outbreak started.

Infections have been rising quickly, with more than 30 cases reported in the last week.

Having cholera on the doorstep of the capital will be a big worry to the authorities.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)