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Zimbabwe records 2,000 cholera cases

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)Zimbabwe's government has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare after 20 people died of cholera.At least 2000 cases have been recorded, according to the country's health minister Obediah Moyo, who warned the disease was spreading across Zimbabwe."We are declaring an emergency for Harare. This will enable us to contain the cholera, typhoid and whatever is going on, to get rid of the problem as quickly as possible," Moyo said Tuesday while visiting areas most affected by the outbreak in the city.Poor waste disposal systems and broken sewers which may have contaminated water sources in Harare have been blamed for the disease outbreak, the health minister said.Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness that kills ...