Cholera death toll reaches close to 3,000

Zimbabwe's outbreak of cholera which has struck the country since August has killed 3,000 people, according the World Health Organization. The country is also suffering from economic and political unrest.


AFP - The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is approaching 3,000, with over 56,000 people infected by the disease, the latest statistics from the World Health Organization showed Tuesday.

The outbreak, which started in August, has killed 2,971 people and infected 56,123 others.

The previous count released on Friday recorded 2,773 deaths and over 50,000 cases of infection.

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