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Cholera kills two in Mvuma

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Cholera kills two in Mvuma


Sydney Mubaiwa

MVUMA-Two people in Mvuma have succumbed to suspected cholera, Midlands Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Mary Muchekeza has said.
She said her ministry deployed a team to monitor the situation.
“We dispatched a team to monitor the situation after receiving reports of a suspected cholera outbreak in Mvuma district. A detailed report will be issued as the week progresses, “she said.
Sources told The Mirror that the two whose identities are yet to be released are members of an apostolic sect which congregates at Savanah.
The sources also alleged that a woman died at the church gathering and was buried secretly by church elders.
“The annual gathering was for seven-day prayers at Savannah, and a woman in her mid-30s felt sick and died. Church elders tried to heal her through holy water and prayers but failed.
“The woman was secretly buried there. Two other victims died at Mvuma District Hospital,” said a source who requested anonymity.
Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a cabinet post briefing on Tuesday that 536 cumulative cholera cases have been recorded. However, 503 recovered, and three died.

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