18 March 2016

Zambia: Lusaka Hit By Cholera Outbreak

Photo: Nancy Palus/IRIN
A man washes his hands during a cholera prevention session.

Lusaka — Cholera cases in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, have shot to about 226 despite assurances by authorities that the water-borne disease is under control, state broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Cholera broke out last month in one of the sprawling shanty compounds in the Zambian capital with 20 cases but the water-borne disease has spread to other parts of the city.

According to the Ministry of Health, only one death has been recorded so far.Lusaka Province Medical Officer Kennedy Malama said the disease has been recorded in two other suburbs in the capital but insisted that the situation was under control, according to the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation.


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