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After watching the water policy lecture. Go to the internet and identify one location where there...

After watching the water policy lecture. Go to the internet and identify one location where there has recently been or is currently a cholera outbreak. Gather enough information to be able to contribute to the discussion board by naming the location of an outbreak and when it started and how long it was ongoing. Then, summarize the situation that contributed to the outbreak (e.g., long-standing infrastructure problems due to a poor economy; a natural disaster; civil unrest, etc.).

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The recent outbreak of cholera occurred in zimbabwe on 6 September 2018 and it lasts more than 2 months after mass vaccination started by WHO on 3rd october 2018

  • Possible causes of cholera outbreak in zimbabwe :
  1. Strain which cause this outbreak is multidrug resistant strain of vibrio cholera
  2. Contaminated water bodies including underwater sources
  3. Lack of hygiene and supply of safe drinking water due to poor economy
  4. Poor infrastructure and poor water policy for the storage, filter and supply of safe drinking water
  5. Improper sanitation is also an important cause for cholera outbreak in developing countries
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