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Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Tapers Off - But Disease Remains a Threat


As Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic continues to subside, the local and international groups that have spent many months fighting the disease are shifting their focus from treatment to boosting public awareness of the continuing threat to public health.

Communications Officer Tsitsi Singizi of the United Nations Children's Fund said that although the epidemic has subsided considerably since its peak in February, cholera is likely to remain a constant threat around the country as long as clean water remains in short supply.

Even Harare, the capital, continues to have problems providing clean water, and many other municipalities, towns and villages around Zimbabwe face similar problems.

Singizi told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that new cases of cholera continue to be reported on a regular basis.

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