South Africa issues cholera alert following outbreak in Zimbabwe

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The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city after at least 3,000 cases were reported.

"Though I can not articulate we now admire contained the disease as yet, we are exciting immediate in all provinces of the country", health minister Obadiah Moyo told the state-owned Sunday Mail.

The demise toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media talked about Sunday, because the health minister introduced unusual antibiotics had been being used after the disease rigidity was came upon to be proof against some medication. The government planned to remove accumulated trash from high-risk areas in Harare, fix sewer pipes and bar street food vendors from operating in an effort to contain the infectious disease.

Authorities admire banned public gatherings in town as a health measure, forcing the opposition MDC occasion to call off a first-rate rally on Saturday. "It is appalling that in 2018, people are still dying of such a preventable disease". "WHO is providing cholera kits which contain oral rehydration solution, intravenous fluids and antibiotics to cholera treatment centers", read a statement from the organization.

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According to the BBC, the nation has launched a crowdfunding campaign, spearheaded by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube, who posted the mobile account for donations to Twitter. Government officials have been accused of misusing public money, including allegedly purchasing new vehicles for cabinet members.

Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obediah Moyo said short term interventions that the government has embarked on have assisted in containing the cases. Access to safe water and sanitation is key to controlling the transmission of the disease. In 2008, a total of 4,000 people died and at least 100,000 people fell ill, in what was the worst outbreak in the country to date.

The World Health Organization and the Red Cross said on Thursday they were ramping up their emergency response to Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade, with politicians trading blame over contaminated water and collapsing infrastructure.

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