Eleven cholera cases recorded in Lusaka

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Cholera bacteria

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has revealed that eleven cases of cholera have been recorded so far in Lusaka.
Dr Chilufya told Journalists in Lusaka that the affected compounds are Mazyopa, Kabanana, Chipata and SOS village where the majority of the residents are in informal settlements and depend on boreholes to access water for domestic use, including drinking.
He said Chipata Level 1 Hospital has recorded the highest cases of Cholera since outbreak was reported on October 4.
Dr. Chilufya revealed that three cholera quarantine centers have been elected where victims are being treated.
He also said there has been no cholera-related death that has been reported yet.
Dr. Chilufya said that the health ministry was working with the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under the office of the vice president to stop the spread of Cholera outside Lusaka.
“A combined team of officers from DMMU and Ministry of Health have been dispatched in affected compounds to ensure that people access clean water for domestic use,” he added.

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