Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says Government is not aware of a mysterious disease commonly referred to as Kula Mutwe causing severe headaches in Kalabo District which is said to have claimed lives.
Dr. Chilufya told Parliament this morning that Kalabo District has no documented deaths associated with a disease called kula mutwe.
He was responding to Kalabo Central Member of Parliament Chinga Miyutu who wanted to know if government was aware that a mysterious disease commonly known as Kula mutwe had broken out in Kalabo District.
Mr. Miyutu also wanted to know what government was doing to contain the disease.
Dr. Chilufya said from the descriptions provided for Kula Mutwe, a wide variety of infectious and non-infectious conditions may present with severe headaches and these include cerebral Malaria and Meningitis among others.
He said the two patients who presented the symptoms of headache died due to cerebral vascular accidents and not kula mutwe as reported in some sections of society.
And Dr. Chilufya said not necessarily in response to the Kula Mutwe disease, government has put in place active surveillance and Public health emergency information systems that detect, report and investigate disease outbreaks to maintain public health security.