The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe highlights the need for hygienic measures. The capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, is struggling with a clean water shortage, and an outbreak of cholera has sparked calls for stricter hygiene regulations to stop the disease from spreading.
According to Michael Vere, the head of epidemiology and disease control for the Harare City Council, the high-density suburb of Kuwadzana is where the outbreak is most concentrated and has recorded almost half of the cases that have been reported.
A resident of Kuwadzana named Patrick Mutisi described the situation as concerning. Several of the people we spoke with this week were cholera infected.
We are extremely hurt and saddened by this illness, which is largely preventable.
The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe highlights the need for hygienic measures.