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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Zambia : Cholera in Mpulungu confirmed

Via Lusaka Times :

" The Ministry of health has confirmed that there is an outbreak of cholera in Mpulungu in Northern Province and as at yesterday a total of 10 cases were recorded.

Ministry of health Spokesperson Dr. Kamoto Mbewe said the first case was recorded on 2nd October .

In a telephone interview with ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday, Dr. Mbewe noted that with the onset of rains it was possible that more cholera out breaks in some parts of the country would be recorded.

He explained that the Ministry had established a Cholera treatment Center in Mpulungu which is providing care to the patients.

He said measures to prevent the water borne disease has been put in place among them health education and chlorine to purify the water."

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