UNZA management denies outbreak of Typhoid

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The University of Zambia has dispelled assertions of an outbreak of Typhoid at the Great East Road Campus.

UNZA Public Relations officer Stanslous Chewe in a statement issued to QFM News says Ministry of Health officials visited the institution on 21st November 2013 in the wake of the death of a female student to establish the truth.

Mr Chewe says based on the surveillance by the ministry of Health officials, it was established that there is no outbreak of any kind at the institution.

He says all the rumours and statements about the outbreak of Typhoid at the institution are not true.

Mr Chewe adds that the University of Zambia receives support from the Lusaka District Health office and ministry of Health in epidemic surveillance, and reports cases of infectious diseases to the district Health office according to prescribed regulations by the ministry of Health.