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.