Beitbridge District has been put on high alert following a cholera outbreak which has affected several people and claimed 31 lives in Harare, an official has said.
District medical officer Dr Lenos Samhere last week said they had put medical staff on standby to deal with any related cases of cholera and typhoid.
He was speaking during a familiarisation meeting with Beitbridge parliamentarians; Senator Tambudzani Mohadi, Cde Albert Nguluvhe (Beitbridge East) and Lisa Singo (Proportional Representation).
“During the last cholera outbreak (in 2008), we were one of the most affected districts in the country due to our geographic location as transit town.”
Dr Samhere urged members of the community to always be on high alert and make use of clean water sources all the time to avoid a repeat of 2008 situation.
A total of 11 735 cholera cases and 484 deaths were recorded in all the 10 provinces in 2008.
It is also alleged that the Zambian Boarder post personnel are screening and testing Zimbabweans who are traveling to Zambia. Zimbabweans are made to wash their hands and in some cases, it is even alleged that their stool have to be tested for Cholera or alternatively given a pill to prevent cholera.