Two More Cholera Cases Hit Bulawayo

A leader of an apostolic sect succumbed to cholera in Bulawayo last week whilst another city man was admitted to Thorngrove Infectious Hospital on Saturday.

The two cholera cases in Bulawayo are believed to have been imported from Budiriro in Harare.
The deceased man was identified as Bishop Enock Mhambare from the Paul Mwazha Apostolic sect. The Bishop died at Thorngrove hospital last Monday after he fell ill on his way back from Botswana.
Two More Cholera Cases Hit Bulawayo
He exhibited the cholera symptoms as he suffered from stomach aches, watery diarrhoea and was vomiting.Bulawayo city council health services director Dr Edwin Sibanda confirmed the two incidences.

Said Sibanda:

We had an elderly man who was admitted and treated as a cholera patient but the results were not yet out when he died and at burial. The final result confirmed it was cholera.
He also confirmed the Saturday Cholera incident.

Said Sibanda

On Saturday we got another one who tested positive for cholera through the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) .This is a 24-year-old man based here in Bulawayo who had gone to Budiriro in Harare for seven days from September 21 to 28. He was admitted at Thorngrove and was treated for cholera and has responded well.

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