Zimbabwe: Children with Cholera Quarantined

Eight cholera cases have been confirmed in Harare, Zimbabwe, including two on the border with South Africa, state media reported on Thursday.

The broadcasting corporation said, two children, aged five and 10, had been quarantined with cholera at Beitbridge District Hospital, six other cases had been recorded in Mudzi and Chiredzi, where 41 people have died.

Mudzi is the border with Mozambique, while Chiredzi is in south-eastern, Zimbabwe.

Beitbridge district administrator Simon Muleya said, “The two victims are from the same family and according to our rapid response team there are no other cases from the same village. The situation is now under control and there is no need for people to panic.”

The affected children are reportedly in a stable condition at the Cholera Isolation Centre of Beitbridge District Hospital.

Cholera disease spreads particularly fast during the rainy season through contaminated food and water.

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