Cholera cases decline in Nchelenge
The Cholera situation in Nchelenge district in Luapula province has stabilised.
Nchelenge District Director of Health, Emestina Chisha, told ZANIS in Nchelenge that
only one person is currently admitted to St. Paul’s Missions Hospital’s Cholera
Center as at yesterday.
She said there have been no latest cases reported at Chabilikila, Kabuta, Kafutuma
and the Islands on Lake Mweru.
Meanwhile, the lifting of the Fish ban has brought fear among Nchelenge residents of
a possible rise in the number of Cholera cases.
One of the residents, Bernard Banda, said the lifting of the Fish ban on Lake Mweru
and Luapula River could create an increase in Cholera cases especially in Kashikishi
which is the main fish trading area.
Mr. Banda said most fishermen have a habit of setting up temporal shelters on the
shores of Lake Mweru which have no toilet facilities forcing them to answer the call
of nature on Lake Mweru.
He said most Fishing camps in the District have very poor standards of hygiene due
to lack of toilets and clean drinking water.
Mr. Banda feared that Cholera would be spread to other parts of the country due to
the influx of people involved in the fish trade that are expected to visit the