Zambia sees new cholera outbreak

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from Agence France-Presse
Published on 02 Jan 2013

01/02/2013 14:44 GMT

LUSAKA, Jan 02, 2013 (AFP) - Cholera has broken out in northern Zambia this week, with at least 30 cases recorded in the past three days, a health official said Wednesday.

"We have so far 30 suspected cases of cholera admitted at Mambilima Mission hospital," regional medical officer Lackson Ndhlovu told public radio station Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).

The outbreak was reported in Mwense district, about 700 kilometres (435 miles) from the capital Lusaka.

The waterborne disease comes with each rainy season in Zambia.

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