There is panic among the female students at Evelyn Hone College, a public owned institution in Lusaka following an outbreak of a Vaginal fungal infection.
Students are attributing the outbreak to poor sanitory conditions at the institution and this is now forcing students to leave the college. Students reportedly leaving the campus are those especially in boading but living in the city.
Students complained to Zambian Eye Tuesday evening that the sanitation situation has remained pathetic despite government assurances.
“This is scaring for now I prefer coming from home than staying in school,” a female student who wanted her name withheld told Zambia Eye.
Vaginal yeast infection is a situation where the yeast cells multiplies in the vagina to the point of infection. This infection can cause vaginal inflammation, odor, discharge and itching. Vaginal fungal infection can be treated but it can lead to serious complications, especially if left untreated.
The outbreak was made public on Monday when an opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema visited the college. The female students mobed him and complained about the outbreak.
Recently the students at the college protested due to poor sanitation conditions and lack of transport.