|The cholera crisis in Zimbabwe is getting worse. According to the UN World Health Organization, nearly a thousand people have died, and more than 18,000 are sick. The outbreak is attributed to the collapse of the country's health and sanitation services.|
Cholera is spread by contaminated water. It causes extreme diarrhea and dehydration, and can quickly lead to death. Though the disease is easily treated, most hospitals in Zimbabwe have closed down, and there are no chemicals to purify drinking water.
Many Zimbabweans are fleeing to neighboring South Africa, taking the disease with them. Reporter Derek Moyo traveled from Johannesburg to the town of Musina to cover the story.