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Diarrhoea Outbreak Hits Bulawayo

Diarrhoea Outbreak Hits Bulawayo

The City of Bulawayo is grappling with an outbreak of diarrhoea in several suburbs, with more than 1 200 cases recorded to date.

Speaking in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, council corporate communications manager, Nesisa Mpofu, said the first cases of diarrhoea were recorded in the Pumula suburb but the disease has since spread across the city. Said Mpofu:

As of 06 September 2022, we have 1 213 cumulative cases reported. The first cases of diarrhoea were reported in July in ward 17 and have now spread to Nkulumane, Emakhandeni and Northern suburbs clinics.

Affected suburbs include Pumula, Luveve, Nkulumane, Mzilikazi, and Tshabalala.

Mpofu said the council has come up with several interventions to combat the illness and stop it from spreading. She said:

The City of Bulawayo is implementing a robust, context-specific emergency response mechanism that includes some of the following interventions; Active case finding, contact tracing, Health education, risk assessment, and waiver of BCC clinic charges on outbreak mode among others.

Recently, the City of Bulawayo dismissed social media rumours that the city’s water was contaminated with sewage and not safe for consumption.

Meanwhile, Bulawayo is facing a water crisis with 72hours of water shedding or even longer.

On Friday, the council decommissioned Umzingwane Dam due to critically low water levels which have receded to just 6.6 per cent.

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19 Comments

Fari 4 months ago

This country is cursed sure!!


Gweks 4 months ago

Haaa zvimwe zvacho so vanhu vari papicture varikuraikidza kunge vanoshandisa mvura yemurwizingavanetse Gvt inoona zvekuita


Ultraman 4 months ago

I blame the City council.


Tozivepiko 4 months ago

There's a whole minister responsible for the country's water resources, what is he doing about this? What about the Local Govt and Urban Development minister who is notorious for shade deals in cohorts with Delish Nguwaya and other cartel members of Zanu-Pf are they being reminded of their duties by HE Manyengavana. What about this cruel minister of health who feels he is the defence minister who can't even divert some of monies from Treasury to buy pain killers in govt hospitals akakwana here munhu anoita utsinye Kuna Mai vevana vale?

Gweks 4 months ago

Yaaaa haisi kuita basa apa vanenge vachichema mari yavari kutambira . mari yavarikupihwa ndiyo inoenderana nezvavari kuita kna vachida kuwedzerwa ngazvionekwe iprovement kwete kunonwa tiii kubasa


Moyo 4 months ago

The biggest problem with our governance is that there is constant finger pointing. No one wants to be hold accountable. The councillor blames the MP, he too blames the Minister, the minister goes on to blame the opposition or the president. Then sanctions come and you are back to zero.

Zvazooma ipapa in comes the UNICEF and WHOs of the donor world. But kusvika riinhi?


moyo 4 months ago

u r very ryt

Gwedu 4 months ago

July Moyo to blame 100%


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mdara Loli pop 4 months ago

kana tichiti it's time for look West Policy munoramba kazve Chionai it's always crisis after crisis muchingozviti vana vevhu zvemahara ipapa. Technology chaiyo yekugadzira chinhu chiri simple se well pumb motor kana solar chaiyo kubva kuna ED kusvika ku the least person munyika hapana chinozikanwa.


common sense 4 months ago

point yako yanzwa nekupwanywa pano.u are an arrogant little boy.

Mafirakureva Jeremiah 4 months ago

If and when WHO and UNICEF lend a hand , which Chief /Headman will they consult ,according to the proposed PVO regulations, to counteract the outbreak in Bulawayo


Zuze 4 months ago

@Mafirakureva Jeremiah, you are required to consult one of the Chief Ndiweni in the United Kingdom


truth 4 months ago

Haaa City Council ma1 rangu bill rakauya riri 456 321 for just one month apa mvura yacho yakauya less than 5 times, am in Byo, apa ukaenda naro paper racho remvura ku Council vanokuudza kuti there is no error, its correct 😂😂😂😂


G40 4 months ago

Us as a nation leading party we were talking about the same issues & how to react file them but you don't understand it instead you brush us away so face your new reashim


citizen 4 months ago

no one to blame but our selves


tt 4 months ago

vanoisa ma estimate bill at $40 a month apa mvura inobuda 2 times pamwedzi rubbish dzavanhu


Sorojena 4 months ago

Isihudo ngeze samangalisa koBulawayo, isizathu esikhulu yingcekeza abantu sebathanda ukuphila phakathi kwengcekeza. Izibi uthola zilahlwa mahlayana emphakathini. Amapamper kasageziswa alahlwa konke lamaphumelo. Abawosa inyama uzathola ukuthi isefa leya abawosela khona lilele likhothwa yizinja ebusuku, badla kunjalo. ICity council layo kayisayenzi umsebenzi wayo wokubutha Izibi uthola kusiba yinqaba yenaba yezibi, imkhuhlane ngeze yaswelakala. Lalaba abathelezela izivande zabo ngamanzi engcekeza kabajeziswe kanzima lezilimo zabo zitshabalaliswe. UBulawayo sengcolile bantu benkosi usenuka phuu. ELobhengula mall lasemarket sokuyibutshapha bodwa. Lama butcher uthola kundiza amabhungayezi, kambe singasila. Kuyenza kukhulu.

Gweks 4 months ago

Ndohunhu hwavo iwhowho


Gindagoriya 4 months ago

God bress Pumura Old Pumura



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