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UN reports decline in cholera deaths in Zimbabwe

UN reports decline in cholera deaths in Zimbabwe

The United Nations says the number of people dying and infected with cholera in Zimbabwe is decreasing for the second consecutive week.
The U.N. humanitarian office says there was a 42 percent decrease in deaths and a 25 percent drop in new cases for the week ending Feb. 14.
The death toll in Zimbabwe has topped 4,000 with more than 89,000 cases since the outbreak of the waterborne disease in August. Its spread is blamed on the collapse of Zimbabwe's water and health infrastructure.
The aid agency said in a report Wednesday that the epidemic "appears to be stabilizing in urban areas," but noted the outbreak remains high in rural areas.
Concern has also been raised about the spread of the disease to neighboring countries.