Medical Doctors in Lusaka have advised Zambians planning to travel to Lusaka this month to either cancel or suspend the trips due to an outbreak of cholera, the deadly disease in the country’s capital city.

Addressing reporters this morning at UTH, doctor Chanda said cholera always attack those visiting an infected place than those that have been staying there.He confirmed that cholera has broken out in Lusaka district with Chipata level one hospital recording nine cases so far.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health Acting Spokesperson Dr Maximilian Bweupe has equally confirmed the outbreak and said the first case was recorded on October 4, 2017.

Dr Bweupe said the affected areas so far are Chipata compound, Mazyopa, Kabanana and SOS village.
He also disclosed that all the received cholera patients are currently being treated at the Chipata level one hospital.

Dr Bweupe said the Ministry has put up measures to curb the spread of the disease.


  1. What happens in that catchment area is pathetic. The Ngwerere stream collects human remains from the Ngwerere cemetery and downstream residents use the water for various purposes because they can’t afford to pay for water .They use Pit latrines and shallow wells which are close to each other exchanging human waste.In the meantime Politicians are busy stealing from the treasury. That is good governance.

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