Zimbabwe Suspects Bacterial Disease Behind Elephant Deaths

HARARE—Zimbabwe suspects a bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is behind the recent deaths of more than 30 elephants but is doing further tests to make sure, the park’s authority said. The elephant deaths, which began in late August, come soon after hundreds of elephants died…

Africa Struggles with Health Worker Strikes During Pandemic

Health workers across Africa have repeatedly gone on strike since the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began over adverse working conditions. In Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, doctors and nurses say a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), no health insurance, and no pay are among the reasons…

Zimbabwe Investigating Deaths of 22 Elephants, More Expected

HARARE, Zimbabwe—The number of elephants dying in western Zimbabwe from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22, and “more deaths are expected,” a spokesman for the country’s parks agency said Wednesday. Most of the elephants dying in the Pandamasue…

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