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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Zambia : Cholera breaks out

Via Lusaka Times :

" Cholera has broken out in Lusaka and Sinazongwe district in Southern Province with four cases confirmed so far.

Ministry of Health Spokesperson Kamoto Mbewe disclosed that three cases of cholera were reported in Chawama and Kanyama compounds while one was reported in Sinazongwe.

Dr. Mbewe said of the three cholera cases reported in Lusaka, two cases were confirmed at Chawama Hospital while one was confirmed at Kanyama clinic.

He told ZANIS in a statement in Lusaka today that Chawama compound has since reported 17 suspected cholera cases while Kanyama reported two.

Dr .Mbewe stressed that the situation is under control as all the patients have been treated and discharged and no deaths have been recorded."

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