Medical officer clarifies Intercape bus passenger’s lab tests

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Kafue District Medical Officer Wyson  Munga says the laboratory   investigations  carried out on intercape bus passengers for suspected food poisoning indicated  negative  results.

Dr. Munga revealed that both the stool and blood samples had no toxins and Salmonella or Shigella species, to indicate food poisoning.

The medical doctor said this in an interview with ZANIS in Kafue today.

And Dr. Munga has called on long distance transporters to install hygiene and sanitary facilities on their buses.

He cited urinary, hand washing  facilities ,disinfectants among  others and other facilities and   ensure that they serve their passengers with warm food  to prevent  breakouts  of  diarrhoeal and other related  diseases.

Dr. Munga has further urged passengers to observe hygiene when buying food along the way.

Meanwhile, Dr Munga has disclosed that 1,492 girls have been vaccinated in the on going HPV second phase vaccinations for grade 4 girls and 10yrs for non school going girls.

The doctor says   the exercise was progressing well as the district has done 39% of the target within three days and is anticipating going beyond the target which is vaccinating 3,962 girls by the end of the exercise.