Cuban Medical Brigade in Zimbabwe Is Ready to Stop Cholera Outbreak

Harare, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba’s medical brigade working in Zimbabwe is willing to cooperate with local authorities to stop the cholera outbreak that has killed 21 people, the Caribbean nation”s embassy in the capital reported.

The diplomatic mission states in a note that events related to the outbreak of cholera and typhus have been observed and followed.

About 35 Cuban doctors are deployed right now in Zimbabwe, and they are prepared to assist in whatever actions the Zimbabwean government deems necessary to stop the disease, the text states.

The document uses this opportunity ‘to lament the loss of lives due to the cholera outbreak and reiterate our solidarity with the government and people of Zimbabwe’.

The cholera outbreak in the country was announced on September 1 and about 21 people have died so far and some 3,000 are getting infected now.

Local health authorities have adopted a series of health measures to control the spread of the epidemic.

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