Ndola city council public relation manager Roy Kuseka says Ndola has recorded one cholera case and the patient has been admitted, since Wednesday 23 March,at Masala clinic which is designated cholera centre.
Mr Kuseka said Ndola City Council Health Department is working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure that the disease does not spread and that measures have been put in place to ensure that the outbreak is contained.
He said the council has Since banned the sell of opaque beer in Masala, mainly ‘Gabon’ and surrounding areas and compliance by the affected trader is encouraging so far as well as banned the sell of foodstuffs on the streets as directed by the Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.
He appealed to members of the general public to desist at all costs from buying and consuming foodstuffs sold on the streets adding that the public should observe highest personal and public health standards as cholera is an infectious disease.
He explained that Ndola has been cholera free in as many as 10 years hence the need for the public and other stakeholders to help authorities with their maximum support so as to contain the disease.