Kapiri Mposhi District has recorded 27 cases of cholera and two people have since died from the viral infection.

Kapiri Mposhi District Commissioner, Peter Mwiinde told ZANIS that  Cholera  broke out  in the district last week.

Mr Mwiinde said all the cholera cases recorded in the district have been emanating from Lukanga fishing camp in the district.

He said the two fatalities were recorded at Kapiri Mposhi Urban Clinic and Waya Rural Health Centre in Lukanga Swamps over the weekend respectively.

“We have seen four cases at Urban Clinic and 23 at Waya Clinic and unfortunately we have lost two people since the outbreak on Wednesday last week,” Mr Mwiinde said

The DC said the Ministry of Health has since opened screening and treatment centres in Lukanga Swamps and at Kapiri Mposhi Urban Clinic to receive suspected cases of cholera.

He said the ministry is also distributing chlorine and has also intensified health education in the area to mitigate the outbreak.

Mr Mwiinde said the council has also been advised to effect a fish ban to prevent fish trading activities in the district to avert the further spread of the disease.

“Cholera is coming from the swamps where we a have a lot of fish business going on as a result a fish ban has been effected to prevent movement of this diseases to other areas,” Mr Mwiinde said.

He cautioned people against buying fish from the streets.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. WHY HAS MY POST SAYING THAT………….

    NO FASTING AND PRAYERS FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIFE IS SWEET AND HAS BEEN SINCE I STOPPED PRAYING BUT MADE THINGS HAPPEN FOR MYSELF.

    BEEN REMOVED, LT??????????????

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  2. Cholera, the poor man’s disease cannot be erradicated by prayers to anon existing sky daddy, but to improve living conditions for poverty stricken Zambians.

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  3. Cholera, the poor man’s disease cannot be erradicated by prayers to a non existing sky daddy, but to improve living conditions for poverty stricken Zambians.

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  4. pathetic that in this time and age zambia is still struggling to contain a disease like cholera.Dirtiness under pf

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