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Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, fears a cholera outbreak will spread rapidly among hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who are sheltered in camps in the capital. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Although the cholera infection rate has slowed in Zimbabwe, the number of cases is expected to reach 100,000 this week, said the Red Cross. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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With more than 1 000 new cases of cholera reported in a single day in Zimbabwe, the United Nations has said that the outbreak of the disease has flared up once again. (photo, from sciam.com) (more…)

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To tackle its cholera outbreak (map, from bbc.co.uk), Zimbabwe’s government has asked for urgent international help, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Health minister David Parirenyatwa is reported to have asked for medicine, equipment and funds to pay medical staff, during a meeting with aid agencies. (more…)

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In much of the Zimbabwe capital, Harare, water was cut because of a shortage of purification chemicals, at a time of a cholera outbreak, The Herald newspaper quotes water authority officials as saying. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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