Zambia reports cholera outbreak – Outbreak News Today


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On January 21, 2023, a 22-year-old male from Kamtsekilo Village, Zambia, presented to the Chikuma Health Center (HC) with acute watery diarrhea (AWD) and dehydration. On the same day, a 30-year-old woman presented to Chikoma Zonal Rural Health Center with signs and symptoms similar to the index case.


The female case just returned to Vubwi from Mozambique (Mozambique has been battling a cholera outbreak since September 2022. To date, a cumulative total of 1,934 suspected cases and 18 deaths (CFR 0.9%) has been reported in nine regions of five out of the country’s 11 provinces) To take care of her sick mother.

It was an outbreak announced by the Ministry of Health On January 26th.

From January 21 to January 30, 2023, 21 epidemic cases were recorded in Fubwe District. On January 27, there were 13 suspected cases, 6 confirmed cases, 12 admitted cases, 7 discharged, and 1 death.

Zambia is a landlocked country that borders five cholera endemic countries in Africa’s cholera belt. Malawi and Mozambique to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania to the north, and Zimbabwe to the south. All of them suffer from regular cholera outbreaks and some of them suffer from ongoing cholera outbreaks.

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