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Cholera hits Lusaka

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Lusaka Province has recorded 20 cases of Cholera in Kanyama compound.

Ministry of Health Acting Spokesperson Tasila Pitters says 13 people are currently admitted to Kanyama Cholera treatment centre.

Dr. Pitters has since advised the public to enhance self-hygiene such as washing hands with clean water.

She pointed out that there is need for the public to avoid unnecessary handshakes and public gatherings during the cholera outbreak period.

Meanwhile, Dr Pitters says a cholera treatment centre has been set up at Kanyama health centre for isolation and treatment of cholera patients.

She said an emergency epidemic preparedness committee was held today at the Ministry with stakeholders to respond to the outbreak.

 

 

This is the first time Lusaka is getting a Cholera outbreak since the year 2010.

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