Gets Cholera Vaccine For Your People Zimbabwean president, Advice Others.
On Wednesday, Emmerson Mnangagwa President of Zimbabwean alongside members of his cabinet received doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to encourage people in areas being affected by health officials to get vaccinated, state media reported on.
This disease called Cholera is an infectious disease that brings about severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if not treated, though it is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae.
This exercise came into existence after the lost of no fewer than 54 people, mainly in Harare, following a cholera outbreak that bumps the country in September.
The government had no choice other than coming up with OCV programme in the city’s high-density suburbs as part of measures to contain the spread of the disease and is affected no fewer than 1.4 million people.
High-density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro, in southwest Harare, were identified as the epicenter of the outbreak.
From the state media report “Mnangagwa said it is essential for people to get the dose as prevention means,’’ this vaccines was recently received by Members of Parliament as well
The vaccination programme, which started on Oct. 3 in the most affected suburbs, will be taken over to other areas to the southern, eastern and northern parts of the city.
Health officials have expressed concern that people in the areas that had been hard bump by the outbreak and are not presenting themselves to be vaccinated in huge numbers as had been anticipated.