The number of people suffering from typhoid in Solwezi district has risen to 54.
Provincial medical officer Simulyamana Choonga confirmed that four new cases have been admitted at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) clinic in Katandano area.
Dr Choonga said the new typhoid victims were brought in from Pilonai area within the Katandano settlement.
ZANIS reports that 50 people have so far been treated for typhoid at the ZNS clinic in Katandano area since the waterborne disease broke out last week.
Dr Choonga said the team of medical personal sent to the area is doing everything possible to ensure that the epidemic is put under control in Katandano.