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Cholera kills 16 people in Lusaka


Lusaka  –    A Zambian official on Wednesday said 16 people have died since the outbreak of cholera in Lusaka in February.

The Lusaka Province Medical Officer, Kennedy Malama, said in an update that 11 people were brought dead from their homes while five died at treatment centres that have been established in the city.

The official further said that the number of cases has now reached 734 in Lusaka.

He added that the ministry of health has since started carrying out vaccinations in areas where the waterborne disease has broken out in the city.

Malama said that the ministry has continued emphasising the importance of cholera prevention by sensitising people to keep their surroundings clean.

Cholera broke out in early February in Lusaka but has since spread to other areas in central, northern and Copperbelt Province. (Xinhua/NAN)

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