1998 - Cholera in Zimbabwe
07 April 1998
Disease Outbreak Reported
A total of 335 cases with 12 deaths were reported up to 27 March 1998 in Zimbabwe. Of the total number of cases, 263 (with 9 deaths) occurred in Chipinge District, Manicaland Province. Seventy-two cases with three deaths occurred in Masvingo Province, mainly in Chiredzi District. In addition, one suspected case has been reported from Matabeleland North Province.
These were the first reported cases in Zimbabwe since 1993 when 5,385 cases with 332 deaths were notified to WHO. The Government, in collaboration with WHO and other agencies is implementing cholera prevention activities and they consider the situation to under control in all districts.