Zambia: Cholera Outbreak - Jan 2023

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Ministry of Health declared the Cholera outbreak in Zambia in a Press conference on 26 January. The epidemic count of 21 cases registered from 21st to 30 January 2023 in the Vubwi district. On 27 January, there were 13 suspected cases, 6 confirmed, 12 admitted, 7 discharged, and one death. The Ministry of Health (MoH) has indeed declared the vigilance state to the population at risk (53,080 people) and requested all stakeholders to support the efforts to stop the spread of this outbreak. According to the minister, 719 people have been identified as contact persons in six villages. (IFRC, 3 February 2023)

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