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Cholera claims almost 3,000 lives in Zimbabwe: WHO

The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is approaching 3,000, with over 56,000 people infected by the disease, the latest statistics from the World Health Organization showed.

world Updated: Jan 27, 2009 15:50 IST

The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is approaching 3,000, with over 56,000 people infected by the disease, the latest statistics from the World Health Organization showed on Tuesday.

The outbreak, which started in August, has killed 2,971 people and infected 56,123 others.

The previous count released on Friday recorded 2,773 deaths and over 50,000 cases of infection.