UN says Zimbabwe cholera cases rise above 80,000

cholera_in_zimbabwe.jpgGeneva - The UN health agency says the number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe has soared above 80,000.

The World Health Organization said Friday that the death toll is now
3,759 out of 80,250 cases. Spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said those figures
include all reported cases and deaths since the outbreak began in
August through Thursday. Cholera has spread rapidly in the African
nation because of Zimbabwe’s poorly maintained infrastructure and
crumbling health care system.

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