Diarrhoea continues to ravage Bulawayo
BULAWAYO’S Queens Park suburb became the latest suburb to record diarrhoea cases as the outbreak continues to wreak havoc in the city.
This comes as water shortages have become part of daily life in the City of Kings. Water shortages have been cited as the major cause of the diarrhoeal outbreaks that the city is currently grappling with as ageing water and
sewer infrastructure result in pipe bursts and blockages.
“The community health worker for Queens Park alerted the area environmental health officer on concerns that a number of people seemed to be suffering from diarrhoea in the area. The concern was investigated and confirmed,” reads the latest council minutes.
However, no deaths have been recorded. Auditor-General Midlred Chiri in a report tabled in Parliament recently, warned that Bulawayo is at risk of water-borne disease outbreaks resulting from failure to manage sewer reticulation systems.
Bulawayo residents have for months now been enduring week-long water cuts, worsening the fight against water-borne diseases.