Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Improvement in Zimbabwe's Cholera Crisis

According to recent reports, the epidemic that started just a few months ago and affected 90% of the country's population, taking 4,000 lives, is finally getting under control. Awareness of the disease has improved and tablets for cleaning contaminated water have become more easily accessible. The hospitals and clinics are no longer overflowing with patients suffering from cholera. Those that are in hospitals are quickly getting effective treatment, and very few are in need of intensive care. Medical staff throughout the country is finally feeling more confident that they will be able to handle this situation successfully.
Source: Financial Times