Cholera breaks out in Lusaka

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:41:24 +0000

The Ministry of Health has revealed that about 112 cholera cases that have been recorded in Lusaka province.

Public Relations Officer Mwenya Mulenga told the Daily Nation in a telephone interview said that the cases of cholera in the capital were recorded in some isolated places and all the victims were currently under treatment.

He named three rural clinical centers for cholera outbreak in Lusaka Province as Chongwe, Palabana, and Mikango, and insisted that preventive measures already taken had reduced the spreading of the waterborne disease to other outlying areas.

Mr Mulenga said that health officials have continued the distribution of water filters, alongside chlorine to ensure that safe drinking water was available and oral rehydration salts to eradicate the outbreak.

“As of Friday last week, Lusaka Province recorded 112 cases of cholera, where patients were admitted at Mikango, Chongwe and Palabana. But so far many of them have been discharged except for two who were still receiving treatment,” he said.

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