By SYLVIA MWEETWA –
TWO people are admitted with what health officials suspect could be cholera at a local clinic in Lukanga Swamps in Kapiri Mposhi.
In Kabwe, a woman is being observed at Chowa clinic after developing severe diarrheoa and vomiting but health personnel have ruled out cholera after testing some samples.
Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale said two men were receiving treatment at Waya clinic in Lukanga but described their condition as stable.
Ms Mutale cautioned the public against eating fish from the area, and to boil drinking water, to prevent the cholera spread.
She paid tribute to health personnel for acting quickly to ensure the disease did not spread by providing chlorine and the sensitisation of the villagers.
Last month two people from Lukanga swamps died of cholera while three others others were treated and discharged.
She said it was saddening that the water-borne disease claimed the lives of two people.
“We are confident that the disease will not spread to other areas,” she said.
In the Chowa case, Ms Mutale said the admitted woman was not showing any signs of cholera but the health institution was still monitoring her condition.
She said there was no need to be alarmed because no cholera had been reported in Kabwe or other parts of the province other than Lukanga Swamps.