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Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe Turns Drug-Resistant

The United Nations says it is hopeful Zimbabwe will soon contain an outbreak of cholera that has killed more than two dozen people. Efforts are complicated as authorities are fighting a drug-resistant bacterium said to be fueling the spread of the waterborne disease.

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health Friday said the number of cholera-related deaths has climbed to 28, and more than 3,700 cases have been reported across Zimbabwe, with the country’s capital, Harare, remaining the epicenter of the problem.  

Amina Mohammed, the deputy chief of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said...

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Published By: Africa.,. - Friday, 14 September