Common diarrhoea cases continue to rise in children under five

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Cases of common diarrhoea in children under five years continue to rise countrywide with three deaths recorded in the past week, where over 3 000 of at least 5 600 incidences were reported among the young ages group. 

According to a latest Ministry of Health and Chld Care weekly surveillance report, the provinces that recorded the highest number of diarrhoea cases were Manicaland, with 1 173 and Mashonaland Central at 915 cases. 

This brings the cumulative figures for common diarrhoea since the beginning of the year, to nearly 172 000, with 53 deaths.