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Cholera cases rise

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Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo

Health Minister Sylvia Masebo says Cholera cases have increased to 135.

Masebo says Chelengi and Chipangali districts become the fourth and fifth to record cholera in addition to Vubwi, Chipata and Mwansabombwe districts.

She says on 9th February, Chilengi district recorded three suspected cases of cholera in three different health facilities of which two tested positive for cholera on 12th February.

Masebo says nine (9) new cholera cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours with Chelengi recording four cases, Mwansabombwe with three, Chipata and Chipangali have both recorded single cases while Vubwi has not recorded any new cholera case in the past 24 hours.

She says six patients have so far been discharged and only eight are still admitted.

Speaking at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Masebo said no new death associated with cholera has been recorded in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number since the outbreak to 135 cases and three deaths.

She has further urged the public to be more cautious as cholera still remains a threat by discouraging the intake of unclean water, uncovered and left-over food among the measures.

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