Friday, February 23, 2024

Cholera in Eastern province under control – MOH


Eastern Province Health Director, Mathews Ng’ambi says cholera cases in Vubwi, Chipata, Chipangali and Lusangazi Districts of Eastern Province have reduced.

And Dr Ng’ambi says Chipata District has recorded one cholera case in the last 48 hours.

“The picture on the outbreak of Cholera is favorable in the four affected districts of Eastern Province but it is still a worry that cholera cases are still there’’, he said.

The Provincial Director of Health has since appealed to members of the public to continue following the cholera preventive measures that where put in place by the Ministry of Health in order to end the pandemic.

” We will continue with the preventive strategies and sensitization messages and with everyone’s support, we should be able to control the outbreak,” Dr Ng’ambi said.

Meanwhile, Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) Director of Communication Information and Research, Mazyanga Liwewe, said the country had 196 active Cholera cases in the two Provinces of Eastern and Luapula.

Miss Liwewe noted that Vubwi district of Eastern Province had the highest number of 78 cholera cases followed by Mwansabombwe District of Luapula Province with 55 cases, Chipata District with 38 cases, Nchelenge District with 15 cases, Chipangali District with Nine and Lusangazi District with one case.

“Since the Cholera outbreak started, a total of five deaths were recorded country -wide with two deaths in Vubwi district, One in Chipata, one in Chipangali and one in Nchelenge and in the last 24 hours, no death was recorded,” she said.

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