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Cholera Mainly Ebbs In Zimbabwe, But Persistent in Kadoma Mining Town

Zimbabwe's longrunning cholera epidemic has been losing momentum in most of the country – but not in the Mashonaland West town of Kadoma where 414 new cases and 34 more deaths were recorded by authorities over the four-day period through Thursday

The fatalities in Kadoma, a mining and farming center, accounted for most of the 50 deaths in the entire country over that period and nearly half the national total of 860 new cases.

Executive Director Itayi Rusike of the Community Working Group on Health told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye that unsanitary conditions in the surrounding area, especially in marginal mining operations, continue to produce new cases of cholera.

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