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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zimbabwe : Probe into malaria cases in Zim cities

Via IOL News :

" Scientists are investigating reports of confirmed malaria cases in two Zimbabwean cities, Zimbabwe's Herald Online reported on Monday.

This followed reports that some people who never left Harare and Bulawayo had their blood samples examined and confirmed that they were suffering from malaria.

Speaking at a Global Fund conference, information and education officer in the ministry Fortunate Manjoro confirmed that there had been cases of people who never travelled outside the capital cities being diagnosed with the disease.

“The malaria stratification map needs new work as movements of people may have changed the scenario in which there were places like Harare and Bulawayo, which were known to be non-malaria transmission zones... but now there have been cases of malaria among people who have never travelled outside the cities,” she said.

“This may be an indication that the two areas are now also malaria transmission zones."

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