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>> Efforts to tackle Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade are being ramped up, as eight agencies deploy more volunteers and police place a ban on public gatherings in the capital Harare. Around 4,000 people are infected with the disease, which has already killed over two dozen people, and force the country to declare a health emergency.
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> Officials are desperate not to have a repeat of 2008, when outbreak left 4,000 people dead and 40,000 others needing treatment.
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The Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube announced an emergency crowd fund on social media to raise money to fight the outbreak. But it sparked a backlash with some users swiftly condemning the plan as an insult to taxpayers. National and local politicians are trading blame over a failure to maintain safe water supplies and maintain infrastructure.
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For many residents in the capital, the threat of cholera remains high amid signs that the disease could spread outside Harare.>>
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