A state of emergency was recently declared in Zimbabwe due to cholera cases. The Ministry of Health has reported more than 150 suspicious deaths and more than 8,000 suspected cases since February.
It was stated that the disease was increasing in poor, neglected towns and neighborhoods in the capital Harare and other places.
HIGHEST RATE SINCE FEBRUARY
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said that more than 500 cases per week have been recorded in the country since the end of October, and this figure is the highest rate since February.
MORE THAN 10 MILLION PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE IN DANGER
The Red Cross Federation stated that the epidemic in Zimbabwe has spread from cities to rural areas and that the lives of more than 10 million people, including more than 5 million children, are at risk.
“IT IS SIMILAR TO THE PANDEMIC OF 2008”
While the public expressed that they were afraid of the epidemic, Harare Mayor Ian Makone stated that this epidemic was similar to the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe in 2008, in which more than 4 thousand people lost their lives.