Chavuma District on red alert of Dysentery outbreak

Dysentery Bacteria
Dysentery Bacteria

Chavuma Nsama rural health centre has recorded over 25 cases of suspected dysentery since January this year.


And the residents have since appealed to the Ministry of Health to quickly intervene before lives are lost.


The residents attributed the outbreak of the suspected dysentery to poor sanitation and lack of clean and safe water for drinking.


One of the concerned residents Milner Mulenga observed that cases of suspected dysentery have kept on raising causing fear among residents.


Mr. Mulenga appealed to government through Ministry of Health to embark on a sensitization campaign to educate the community on the use of chlorine.


When contacted for a comment, Acting Nsama District Medical Officer Emmanuel Mung’omba said he has received a report on the suspected outbreak of the disease.


Dr. Mung’omba however said a team of health officers from Kaputa District are already in the area to contain the dysentery outbreak.


He has since urged members of the community to remain calm and report all suspected cases of dysentery to nearest health centres.


Dr. Mung’omba further said so far no deaths have been recorded from the time dysentery broke out last month.