Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2009

Zimbabwe / Cholera Death toll has now topped 2,000




Zimbabwe / Cholera Death toll has now topped 2,000


HARARE, Zimbabwe, January 14, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general


In today’s update on the cholera situation in Zimbabwe, the World Health Organization reports that the death toll there has now topped 2,000.  More than 100 deaths -– and nearly 1,500 new cases –- were added just today.  In all, there have been close to 40,000 cholera cases reported in Zimbabwe so far.  Virtually no part of the country has been spared in the epidemic, WHO says.  It has affected all 10 of Zimbabwe’s provinces, and nearly 90 per cent of the country’s 62 local districts.



SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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