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Cholera cases hit 39

 

 

Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya says Lusaka Province has so far recorded 39 cholera cases from the time it broke out on 6th October, 2017.

 

Dr. Chilufya says 34 patients have been treated and discharged from hospital, while 5 are on treatment.

 

He says preliminary investigations in the matter show that inadequate access to clean water is the main catalyst for the cholera outbreak.

 

Delivering a Ministerial Statement in Parliament today, Dr. Chilufya stated that his Ministry has set up an incident management system at Kanyama and Chipata level One hospitals.

 

He also said more health personnel have been deployed to centers in the affected areas and that there are adequate drugs to administer to the patients.

 

Dr. Chilufya further said the Ministry is distributing household chlorine and disinfecting water sources in affected areas.

 

Cholera cases have been reported in Chipata, Mazyopa, Kanyama and Ng’ombe compounds in Lusaka.

 

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