Cholera in Zimbabwe

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A head board is placed on a new grave. Deaths from cholera in Harare have steadily increased throughout November and December 2008. Prior to November 2008 gravediggers at one section of Granaville Cemetery say they were digging 45 adult graves a fortnight. It has now increased to 300. In the infant section it has increased from three to four a day to an average now of 15. One coffin manufacturer said he only used to sell on average one child-sized coffin a week. Last week he sold 15.