Zambia

Cholera Update: Lusaka (November 24, 2017)

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Nineteen (19) new cholera cases have been recorded while 41 patients are currently under admission.

The new cases are; Chipata Compound (10 cases), Kanyama (6) and Matero (3) Current admission are Chipata Compound (13), Kanyama (12) and Matero (16) Cumulative cases; Chpata (129), Kanyama (113), Bauleni (1), Chawama (3) and Matero (17).

The cumulative number of Cholera cases has since increased to 263 from the time the disease broke out in Lusaka.

The Ministry has continued with provision of chlorine, decontaminating pit latrines, sampling water sources, health promotion and working with stakeholders in improving access to clean and safe drinking water.

Members of the public are further reminded to adhere to hygiene practices in order to prevent further spread of cholera.

Issued by Stanslous Ngosa Head Communications & External Relations Ministry of Health