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Glendale Now a Cholera Hotspot Following 2 Deaths And 14 Cases

Glendale Now a Cholera Hotspot Following 2 Deaths And 14 Cases

Glendale Now a Cholera Hotspot Following 2 Deaths And 14 Cases

Mashonaland Central | There have been two cholera deaths in Glendale, Mashonaland Central province, and 14 cases have been confirmed in the area thus far.

According to The Herald, the mining town has been designated as a hot site for the illness. Retired Captain Christopher Magomo, the minister of state for provincial affairs, has confirmed the cholera fatalities and triggered Civil Protection Committees. Magomo stated:

Thus far, there have been 14 cases and two fatalities reported. The majority of cases are from the Rujeko, Highway, Westview, and Nhano areas, and the results of the assessments conducted thus far indicate that the whole Glendale region has been polluted.

We have established a major camp at Tsungubvi Polyclinic and so far three rooms are being used as cholera camps however we are in the process of securing more tents for accommodation of more patients as well as cholera beds.

A ban on gatherings has been issued for Glendale and the Mazowe District to prevent the spread of the disease. The District Medical Officer, Dr K Chisenwa, has communicated this ban to the police. Chisenwa said:

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There is a cholera outbreak in Glendale and the epicentre of the out-outbreak being Tsungubvi township and its locations. Thus gatherings and festivities would exacerbate the spread of the conditions. Until the outbreak has been contained, a communique to lift the ban by the Ministry of Health would be provided.

Cholera is a serious and contagious disease caused by contaminated water or food. It can lead to severe dehydration and, if left untreated, can be fatal.

The government and health officials are working to control the outbreak, provide treatment for those affected, and prevent further spread of the disease in Glendale and surrounding areas.

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