4 tests positive to typhoid


Lusaka’s Kanyama Compound has recorded four confirmed cases of typhoid.

This is out of 2-hundred and 74 suspected cases that were screened by the ministry of health.


Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde disclosed that four people tested positive for Salmonella , the causative agent for typhoid.

Dr Kasonde says his ministry has since intensified the screening process and results are being evaluated by health personnel.


He says the ministry is also carrying out sensitization programmes in Kanyama compound to enlighten people about the need to maintain highest standards of hygiene.

Dr Kasonde says the ministry is also working in consultation with the ministry of education in monitoring schools in the area.


He has revealed that the World Health Organization -WHO- has pledged 20 thousand U.S dollars and two vehicles to support the effort of combating typhoid in Kanyama.

And speaking at the same function, WHO Country representative Jacob Mufunda says UN organ is happy with steps taken by the Zambia government to combat the spread of Typhoid.