Cholera cases in Lusaka reducing

CHOLERA cases in Lusaka have started to drop following the oral cholera vaccines exercise launched recently to stop the disease from spreading to other areas of Lusaka, says, provincial medical officer Kennedy Malama.

Dr Malama said the Ministry of Health started administering oral cholera vaccines in various parts of the district especially those prone to the outbreak of the disease including those already hit by the epidemic to mitigate more outbreaks in the province.

About 965 cholera cases had so far been recorded since the waterborne disease broke out in early February with 26 deaths.

Dr. Malama said the ministry had not recorded any new cholera cases in the past few days and has commended Government through the Ministry of Health for their efforts to contain the spread of the disease.

He said however that despite the disease spreading to different parts of Zambia, it was encouraging to note that the cases were beginning to drop.

He said the Ministry of Health was working tirelessly to ensure that cholera was completely eradicated.

Cholera broke out three months ago in Lusaka and isolated cases were reported in Central, Copperbelt, Southern and Northern provinces.

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