A Diarrhoea Outbreak Has Struck Bulawayo Suburb.

A diarrhoea outbreak has been reported in Bulawayo’s Pumula North Suburb, with 134 people affected as of last week.

Bulawayo City Council Corporate communications manager Nesisa Mpofu confirmed the outbreak to New Zimbabwe. He said :

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The report (outbreak) was received from the area Councillor on Monday, 11 th July 2022. On the 11th of July 2022, around 20 people presented at the clinic, but on enquiry in 132 households more claimed to have suffered and recovered without treatment at clinic. On the 12 th of July 2022, 44 were attended to. They include 33 adults and 11 children below five years

 Nesisa Mpofu

43 patients were treated and discharged from Pumula Clinic, while a two-year-old child was referred to Mpilo Hospital for further treatment.

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She also pointed out that others were being treated at home.

Following the outbreak, Mpofu stated that the council is encouraging all residents who show symptoms of diarrhoea to go to the nearest health facility.

They are also encouraged to boil water if it has an unpleasant odor or color. Engineers are inspecting the area, and samples are being collected from taps and affected individuals she added.

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Source NewZimbabwe

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