14 cases of Cholera have been recorded from January to date

POOR sanitation and filthy surroundings is what greets you in the backyard of Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka. Last week a male student died from suspected cholera as a result of pathetic sanitary conditions. This exposes a broken sewer pipeline at the institution. – Picture by CHANDA MWENYA.
The Ministry of Health says it has from January to date recorded fourteen cases of Cholera in the country.

Ministry of Health Spokesperson Kamoto Mbewe says the cases were recorded in Mpulungu district in Northern Province.

Dr. Mbewe says the last Cholera case was recorded on 24th February and that no other case has been recorded since then.

Dr Mbewe has since called for the need for people to ensure they observe high standards of hygiene to avoid communicable diseases.

He expressed confidence that the cases of cholera recorded this will not be as high as last year’s.