Typhoid brought under control in Solwezi- Mubukwanu

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Government says the Typhoid outbreak in Katandano area in Solwezi is now under control following stringent measures by health workers in the area.



North western province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu has says the area has so far not reported new cases in the last nine days after the measures were put in place.



Mr. Mubukwanu  said he was happy that there was no death recorded from the water borne disease that broke out three weeks ago.


The minister said this on March 29th when he visited Katandano area to check on the typhoid situation.



He commended the medical team and the mining companies who swiftly provided necessary support control to the epidemic in Katandano.


Mr. Mubukwanu has since directed the department of water affairs to start working on the boreholes identified to be the source of the outbreak as a measure to eradicate typhoid in the area.  


Provincial medical officer Dr Simulyamana Choonga said about 54 victims mostly from Pilandi area in Katandano in Solwezi have been treated for typhoid in the last three weeks.


The disease had broken out in the District whereby it threatened the public health of the community but thanks to the mitigation measures put in place by the provincial health office in the area it was brought under control.