Cholera has broken out in Mansa’s Sebe Village with nine people admitted to a Cholera center in Samfya.

A woman from Nchelenge district has been admitted to Buntungwa Clinic in Mansa for suspected cholera.

Mansa District Commissioner (DC) Moddy Chola who confirmed the outbreak of the disease to ZANIS in Mansa on Tuesday said no deaths have been recorded.

Ms. Chola said 10 cases of cholera have been reported in Samfya where a cholera centre has been opened.

The DC said a Cholera centre has been set up in Samfya because Sebe village was near Samfya although the village was in Mansa district.

Ms. Chola said no deaths have been recorded so and she has appealed to the Ministry of Health to urgently send drugd to Mansa to curb the spread of the disease.

She said Mansa District Health Management Team (DHMT) has dispatched staff to the affected village to sensitize the people in the area on preventive measures of the epidemic.

Ms. Chola urged people in the district to ensure that their surroundings were clean to avoid unnecessary outbreaks in future.

[ZANIS]

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Mansa is a small town but another health harzard in Zambia. The UB Market, (I don’t know why they call it UB) is one of those dirtiest places on earth just like Soweto market in lusaka. One wonders what the councils do in our country if not to try and keep the public places clean +. Go to soweto market, especially in the rain season you will wonder whether health inspectors do exist in zamabia. The (simple) problem all councils fail to solve in markets and other parts of our towns is drainage and sanitation. We need FOREX to be able to throw rubbish in the right place in zambia. We, too, need a whiteman to come and tells us that drainage (and proper ones) systems should be part and parcel…

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  2. …of town planning.

    At one time I watched a documentary where white men and women went to Ghana and go and show (and even dig) Ghanians how to dig pit-latrines in villages. Even when white men and women where digging these latrines residents where just watching them sinking the holes as if they were (whites) the ones who will be using them, after all. Meanwhile, b4 the latrines where constructed villagers where just helping themselves by the nearby bushes where in turn pigs feasted and the same pigs slaughter for next dinner. Although this project and the subsequent documentary was carried out in Ghana, this is representative of…

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  3. …many an African countries. One wonders where the “uupamfiwe eulwa ne cibi” evaporated to. Mine u these same white gentle men and women who travelled whole the way from Europe or America to go and show Ghanaians how to construct latrines and where to dispose of human excrament have a flashed toilet or two in their homes. We africans like being spoonfed. No wonder we only end up knowing too well the colour and shape of the spoon, and not the poridge.

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  4. HEY GUYS IT’S NOT ALL THAT BAD HERE, MANSA IS A FRIEDLY TOWN DISPITE THE BREAKOUT WHICH IS FAR FROM MANSA

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  5. Shame Provincial Minister is just busy boot licking day light without shame……! He is preoccupied with personnal wealth gain than national issues. This is the issue he should be busy with and not busy with naming infrastructures.Why not just name it as Luapula bridge. This makes sense to me. However,
    Musosha is only interest is impress his bosses and not the people he serve in the province. Please sort out that cholera scam in mansa bwana monister!!!!

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  6. It is always sad when lives are lost in instances that are preventable. I may not understand the dynamics of Running a country but when we get to the end of the year and our minister of finance can proudly say so many billions havent been used when we have so many projects that are not being undertaken, i feel shame as a zambian.Sanitaion, education, health are and should always be priorities of every zambian, not employing two ministers in one ministry.

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  7. wat a life cleanliness is next to Godliness guys clean up and wash your b4 u eat food and oso after using the toilet as simple as that

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